Definition of submarine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəbməˌrēn/


1A warship with a streamlined hull designed to operate completely submerged in the sea for long periods, equipped with an internal store of air and a periscope and typically armed with torpedoes and/or missiles.
Example sentences
  • It is common now for Orthodox priests to baptize and sanctify warships, submarines, missiles, and tanks.
  • RAF fighters and Royal Navy submarines firing cruise missiles were also involved alongside US warships and warplanes.
  • The PRC is working on more advanced designs for both submarines and submarine-fired missiles.
1.1A submersible craft of any kind.
Example sentences
  • And then they may not need us to send a submersible submarine down there.
  • Ongoing development eventually transforms the ocean into one where great cities thrive and their inhabitants travel through submarines and similar submersible vehicles.
  • Are our submarines, submersibles and aqualungs not merely imitations of devices and mechanisms that Nature ‘invented’ a long, long time ago?
1.2A submarine sandwich.
Example sentences
  • The six-inch Veggie Delite submarine has 230 calories and 3 fat grams.
  • Kasia is an expert on coffee. She manages the shop and will charm you with her winning smile and delicious submarines.
  • Mr Big Shot strolling along the busy conjunction junction of Raffles Place, munching away at a submarine filled to the brim with fresh ingredients as recommended by a particular doctor and his friendly companions.


Existing, occurring, done, or used under the surface of the sea: submarine volcanic activity
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  • Fixed surface platforms, submarine power cables and underwater tanks are all existing technology.
  • Oceanic crust is thus created from the mantle at the crest of the mid-ocean ridge system, a volcanic submarine rise.
  • The predominant feature of the shoreline is the rocky cliffs, extending under water to encompass a lush kelp forest, submarine reefs and offshore seamounts.



Pronunciation: /səbˈmerənər/
Example sentences
  • The submariners of World War One were true pioneers of submarine warfare, especially on this scale.
  • Yes, there was muddle and delay, and many in Russia, not least families of those lost, will be asking questions about how the news came out, and whether international help at an earlier stage could have saved any of the submariners.
  • The lock-out system is a reversible air-lock that enables submariners to leave the vessel, harvest pearls from the sea-bed, then return to the submarine.

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Syllabification: sub·ma·rine

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