[suhb-tuh-reyn, suhb-tuh-reyn]


a cave or subterranean room.

Also sub·ter·rain, sub·ter·rene [suhb-tuh-reen, suhb-tuh-reen] /ˈsʌb təˌrin, ˌsʌb təˈrin/.

Origin of subterrane

1605–15, in sense “subterranean”; 1765–75 for current sense; < Latin subterrāneus subterranean, equivalent to sub- sub- + terr(a) earth + -āneus composite adj. suffix, equivalent to -ān(us) -an + -eus -eous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for subterrane

Historical Examples of subterrane

  • And by what means can access be obtained to this subterrane?

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • Brahms takes us to subterrane depths; Beethoven is for the heights.


    James Huneker

  • For surely demons in mortal shape must have invented that terrible engine by means of which I was consigned to this subterrane!

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

    George W. M. Reynolds