Subcontracted Sub`con·tract"ed adjective 1. Contracted after a former contract. 2. Betrothed for the second time. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Subcontractor Sub`con·tract"or noun One who takes a portion of a contract, as for work, from the principal contractor.
Subcontrary Sub·con"tra·ry adjective 1. Contrary in an inferior degree. 2. (Geom.) Having, or being in, a contrary order; -- said of a section of an oblique cone having a circular base made by a plane not parallel to the base, but so inclined to the axis that the section is a circle; applied also to two similar triangles when so placed as to have a common angle at the vertex, the opposite sides not being parallel. Brande & C. 3. (Logic) Denoting the relation of opposition between the particular affirmative and particular negative . Of these both may be true and only one can be false.
Subcontrary Sub·con"tra·ry noun
; plural Subcontraries (Logic) A subcontrary proposition; a proposition inferior or contrary in a lower degree.
Subcoracoid Sub·cor"a·coid adjective (Anat.) Situated under the coracoid process of the scapula; as, the subcoracoid dislocation of the humerus.
Subcordate Sub·cor"date adjective Somewhat cordate; somewhat like a heart in shape.
Subcorneous Sub·cor"ne·ous adjective (Anat.) (a) Situated under a horny part or layer. (b) Partially horny.
Subcostal Sub·cos"tal adjective (Anat. & Zoology) Situated below the costas, or ribs; as, the subcostal muscles. » The subcostal muscles are distinct from, and within, the intercostal .
Subcostal Sub·cos"tal noun 1. (Anat.) A subcostal muscle. 2. (Zoology) One of the principal nervures of the wings of an insect. It is situated next beneath or behind the costal. See Nervure .
Subcranial Sub·cra"ni·al adjective (Anat.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the cranium; facial.
Subcrustaceous Sub`crus·ta"ceous adjective Occurring beneath a crust or scab; as, a subcrustaceous cicatrization.
Subcrystalline Sub·crys"tal·line adjective Imperfectly crystallized.
Subcultrate, Subcultrated Sub·cul"trate, Sub·cul"tra·ted adjective (Zoology) Having a form resembling that of a colter, or straight on one side and curved on the other.
Subcutaneous Sub`cu·ta"ne·ous adjective Situated under the skin; hypodermic. -- Sub`cu*ta"ne*ous*ly , adverb Subcutaneous operation (Surg.) , an operation performed without opening that part of the skin opposite to, or over, the internal section.
Subcuticular Sub`cu·tic"u·lar adjective (Anat.) Situated under the cuticle, or scarfskin.
Subcylindrical, Subcylindric Sub`cy·lin"dric·al, Sub`cy·lin"dric adjective Imperfectly cylindrical; approximately cylindrical.
Subdeacon Sub·dea"con noun [ Prefix sub- + deacon : confer Latin subdiaconus .] (Eccl.) One belonging to an order in the Roman Catholic Church, next interior to the order of deacons; also, a member of a minor order in the Greek Church.
Subdeaconry, Subdeaconship Sub·dea"con·ry, Sub·dea"con·ship noun (Eccl.) The order or office of subdeacon.
Subdean Sub"dean` noun [ Prefix sub- + dean : confer French sousdoyen .] An under dean; the deputy or substitute of a dean. Ayliffe.
Subdeanery Sub·dean"er·y noun Office or rank of subdean.
Subdecanal Sub·dec"a·nal adjective Of or pertaining to a subdean or subdeanery.
Subdecuple Sub·dec"u·ple adjective Containing one part of ten.
Subdelegate Sub·del"e·gate noun A subordinate delegate, or one with inferior powers.
Subdelegate Sub·del"e·gate transitive verb To appoint to act as subdelegate, or as a subordinate; to depete.
Subdented Sub·dent"ed adjective Indented beneath.
Subdepartment Sub`de·part"ment noun A subordinate department; a bureau. See the Note under Bureau .
Subdeposit Sub`de·pos"it noun That which is deposited beneath something else.
Subderisorious Sub`der·i·so"ri·ous adjective [ Prefix sub- + Latin derisorius . See Derisory .] Ridiculing with moderation. [ R.] Dr. H. More.
Subderivative Sub`de·riv"a·tive noun A word derived from a derivative, and not directly from the root; as, "friendliness" is a subderivative , being derived from "friendly", which is in turn a derivative from "friend."
Subdiaconate Sub`di·ac"o·nate adjective Of or pertaining to a subdeacon, or to the office or rank of a subdeacon.
Subdiaconate Sub`di·ac"o·nate noun The office or rank of a subdeacon.
Subdial Sub·di"al adjective [ Latin subdialis in the open air.] Of or pertaining to the open air; being under the open sky. [ R.] N. Bacon.
Subdialect Sub·di"a·lect noun A subordinate dialect.
Subdichotomy Sub`di·chot"o·my noun A subordinate, or inferior, division into parts; a subdivision.
Many subdichatomies of petty schisms. Milton.
Subdilated Sub`di·lat"ed adjective Partially dilated.
Subdititious Sub`di·ti"tious adjective [ Latin subdititius , subditicius , from subdere to substitute.] Put secretly in the place of something else; foisted in. [ R.]
Subdiversify Sub`di·ver"si·fy transitive verb To diversify aggain what is already diversified. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.
Subdivide Sub`di·vide" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Subdivided
; present participle & verbal noun Subdividing
.] [ Latin subdividere
under + dividere
to divide. See Divide
.] To divide the parts of (anything) into more parts; to part into smaller divisions; to divide again, as what has already been divided.
The progenies of Cham and Japhet swarmed into colonies, and those colonies were subdivided into many others. Dryden.
Subdivide Sub`di·vide" intransitive verb To be, or to become, subdivided.
Subdivine Sub`di·vine" adjective Partaking of divinity; divine in a partial or lower degree. Bp. Hall.
Subdivisible Sub`di·vis"i·ble adjective Susceptible of subdivision.
Subdivision Sub`di·vi"sion noun
[ Latin subdivisio
: confer French subdivision
.] 1. The act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts. 2. A part of a thing made by subdividing.
In the decimal table, the subdivision of the cubit, as span, palm, and digit, are deduced from the shorter cubit. Arbuthnot.
Subdolous Sub"do·lous adjective [ Latin subdolus , sub + dolus deceit.] Sly; crafty; cunning; artful. [ R.]
Subdominant Sub·dom"i·nant noun (Mus.) The fourth tone above, or fifth below, the tonic; -- so called as being under the dominant.
Subduable Sub·du"a·ble adjective Able to be subdued.
Subdual Sub·du"al noun Act of subduing. Bp. Warburton.
Subduce, Subduct Sub·duce", Sub·duct" transitive verb
[ Latin subducere
under + ducere
to lead, to draw. See Duke
, and confer Subdue
.] 1. To withdraw; to take away. Milton. 2. To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.
If, out of that infinite multitude of antecedent generations, we should subduce ten. Sir M. Hale.
Subduction Sub·duc"tion noun [ Latin subductio .] 1. The act of subducting or taking away. Bp. Hall. 2. Arithmetical subtraction. Sir M. Hale.
Subdue Sub·due" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Subdued
; present participle & verbal noun Subduing
.] [ Middle English soduen
, Old French sosduire
to seduce, Latin subtus
below (fr. sub
under) + ducere
to lead. See Duke
, and confer Subduct
.] 1. To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.
I will subdue all thine enemies. 1 Chron. xvii. 10. 2. To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
Nothing could have subdued nature Shak.
To such a lowness, but his unkind daughters.
If aught . . . were worthy to subdue Milton. 3. To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever. 4. To render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions. 5. To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties. 6. To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears. 7. To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds. 8. To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors. Syn.
The soul of man.
-- To conquer; overpower; overcome; surmount; vanquish. See Conquer
Subdued Sub·dued" adjective 1. Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild. 2. Not glaring in color; soft in tone.