• WordNet 3.6
    • adj subterraneous lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed) "subterranean motives for murder","looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell"
    • adj subterraneous being or operating under the surface of the earth "subterranean passages","a subsurface flow of water"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Subterraneous Being or lying under the surface of the earth; situated within the earth, or under ground; as, subterranean springs; a subterraneous passage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • subterraneous Same as subterranean.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. subterraneus,; sub, under + terra, earth. See Terrace


In literature:

It is suggested that radium may be responsible for this subterraneous heat.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
She stood unobserved and absorbed, glorying openly in the rapture that had run subterraneously all day.
"Night and Day" by Virginia Woolf
The miners made holiday on the surface of the county of Stirling as well as in its subterraneous domains.
"The Underground City" by Jules Verne
Others pretend a subterraneous communication between the ocean and the Nile, and that the sea being violently agitated swells the river.
"A Voyage to Abyssinia" by Jerome Lobo
But by whom the subterraneous vaults are peopled is now utterly unknown.
"A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland" by Samuel Johnson
The occupant assisted him with advice how to proceed, all of which sounded subterraneous.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
They lingered, subterraneously, of course.
"What Diantha Did" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
This subterraneous apartment was her kitchen, parlour, and bed-chamber.
"The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen" by Rudolph Erich Raspe
Subterraneous house and vast cave in Ulinish.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
As Isabella took flight, she recollected a subterraneous passage, which led from the vaults of the castle to the church of St. Nicholas.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Beneath the choir is a subterraneous chapel dedicated to St. Maimertus, otherwise called St. Manvieu.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Dawson Turner
Perhaps subterraneous or volcanic fire may have caused this curious appearance.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
Subterraneous fire has sometimes made its appearance in bursting from the bottom of the sea.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Account of two hurricanes, of a subterraneous stream and circular pit.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis" by Matthew Flinders
Account of two hurricanes, of a subterraneous stream and circular pit.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2" by Matthew Flinders
Matlock abounds with subterraneous caverns, which excite the surprise and admiration of strangers.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 333" by Various
A subterraneous excavation, from which coal is obtained.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
It was a huge subterraneous cavern into which Onucz and Anicza had descended.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
But the amazing vegetation of subterraneous land was not confined to gigantic mushrooms.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
It was a cave in the rock, abounding with variety of subterranes, cut out into various apartments.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant

In poetry:

Tarpalce. Of the infernal palace
To bend before the prince,
Forth from a thousand subterraneous paths The great Tarpalce, chief of earthly sprites,
Raises his brow to heaven.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 4." by William Cowper

In news:

Mole salamanders , like the spotted, live subterraneous lives most of the year, burrowing for earthworms and other small prey.
Imperial Penguin Announces Release of Subterran Space- Shooter Game for iOS.
Imperial Penguin Announces Release of Subterran Space -Shooter Game for iOS.