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Definitions and Synonyms of subterranean | Another word for subterranean | What is subterranean?

Definition 1: lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subterranean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • subterranean motives for murder
  • looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge

Synonyms for subterranean in the sense of this definition

(subterranean is similar to ...) secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

"covert actions by the CIA" "covert funding for the rebels"

Definition 2: being or operating under the surface of the earth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where subterranean or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • subterranean passages
  • a subsurface flow of water

Synonyms for subterranean in the sense of this definition

(subterranean is similar to ...) beneath the surface

"subsurface materials of the moon"

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