Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Latin sublimis
sublime + -ficare
to make. See -ry
.] The act of making sublime, or state of being made sublime.
Subliminal adjective [ Prefix sub- + Latin limen threshold.] (Philos.) Existing in the mind, but below the surface or threshold of consciousness; that is, existing as feeling rather than as clear ideas.
; plural Sublimities
. [ Latin sublimitas
: confer French sublimité
.] 1. The quality or state of being sublime (in any sense of the adjective). 2. That which is sublime; as, the sublimities of nature. Syn.
-- Grandeur; magnificence. -- Sublimity
. The mental state indicated by these two words is the same, namely, a mingled emotion of astonishment and awe. In speaking of the quality which produces this emotion, we call it grandeur
when it springs from what is vast in space, power, etc.; we call it sublimity
when it springs from what is elevated far above the ordinary incidents of humanity. An immense plain is grand
. The heavens are not only grand
, but sublime
(as the predominating emotion), from their immense height. Exalted intellect, and especially exalted virtue under severe trials, give us the sense of moral sublimity
, as in the case of our Savior in his prayer for his murderers. We do not speak of Satan, when standing by the fiery gulf, with his "unconquerable will and study of revenge," as a sublime
object; but there is a melancholy grandeur
thrown around him, as of an "archangel ruined."
Sublineation noun A mark of a line or lines under a word in a sentence, or under another line; underlining.
; plural Sublinguæ
. [ New Latin ] (Anat.) A process or fold below the tongue in some animals.
Sublingual adjective [ Prefix sub + lingual : confer French sublingual .] (Anat.) (a) Situated under the tongue; as, the sublingual gland. (b) Of or pertaining to the sublingual gland; as, sublingual salvia.
Sublition noun [ Latin sublinere , sublitum , to smear, to lay on as a ground color.] (Paint.) The act or process of laying the ground in a painting. [ R.]
Sublittoral adjective Under the shore. Smart.
Sublobular adjective (Anat.) Situated under, or at the bases of, the lobules of the liver.
Sublumbar adjective (Anat.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the lumbar region of the vertebral column.
Sublunar, Sublunary adjective
[ Prefix sub + lunar
, or lunary
: confer French sublunaire
.] Situated beneath the moon; hence, of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.
All things sublunary are subject to change. Dryden.
All sublunary comforts imitate the changeableness, as well as feel the influence, of the planet they are under. South.
Sublunary noun Any worldly thing. [ Obsolete]
Subluxation noun [ Prefix sub + luxation : confer French subluxation .] (Surg.) An incomplete or partial dislocation.
Submammary adjective Situated under the mammæ; as, submammary inflammation.
Submarine adjective Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants. Submarine armor
, a waterproof dress of strong material, having a helmet into which air for breathing is pumped through a tube leading from above the surface to enable a diver to remain under water.
-- Submarine cable
. See Telegraph cable , under Telegraph .
-- Submarine mine
. See Torpedo , 2 (a) .
Submarine noun A submarine plant or animal.
Submarine noun A submarine boat; esp., Nav. , a submarine torpedo boat; -- called specif. submergible submarine when capable of operating at various depths and of traveling considerable distances under water, and submersible submarine when capable of being only partly submerged, i.e., so that the conning tower, etc., is still above water. The latter type and most of the former type are submerged as desired by regulating the amount of water admitted to the ballast tanks and sink on an even keel; some of the former type effect submersion while under way by means of horizontal rudders, in some cases also with admission of water to the ballast tanks.
Submarshal noun An under or deputy marshal.
Submaxillary adjective (Anat.) (a) Situated under the maxilla, or lower jaw; inframaxillary; as, the submaxillary gland. (b) Of or pertaining to submaxillary gland; as, submaxillary salvia.
Submedial adjective Lying under the middle.
Submedian adjective (Zoology) Next to the median (on either side); as, the submedian teeth of mollusks.
Submediant noun (Mus.) The sixth tone of the scale; the under mediant, or third below the keynote; the superdominant.
Submental adjective (Anat.) Situated under the chin; as, the submental artery.
; plural Submenta
. [ New Latin See Sub-
, and Mentum
.] (Zoology) The basal part of the labium of insects. It bears the mentum.
Submerge transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Submerged
; present participle & verbal noun Submerging
.] [ Latin submergere
under + mergere
to plunge: confer French submerger
. See Merge
.] 1. To put under water; to plunge. 2. To cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown.
I would thou didst, Shak.
So half my Egypt were submerged .
Submerge intransitive verb To plunge into water or other fluid; to be buried or covered, as by a fluid; to be merged; hence, to be completely included.
Some say swallows submerge in ponds. Gent. Mag.
Submergence noun [ From Latin submergens , present participle] The act of submerging, or the state of being submerged; submersion.
Submerse adjective (Botany) Submersed.
[ Latin submersus
, past participle of submergere
. See Submerge
.] Being or growing under water, as the leaves of aquatic plants.
Submersion noun [ Latin submersio : confer French submersion .]
1. The act of submerging, or putting under water or other fluid, or of causing to be overflowed; the act of plunging under water, or of drowning. 2. The state of being put under water or other fluid, or of being overflowed or drowned.
Submetallic adjective Imperfectly metallic; as, a submetallic luster.
Subminister transitive verb
[ Latin subministrare
. See Sub-
, and Ministre
, transitive verb
] To supply; to afford.
[ Obsolete] Sir M. Hale.
Subminister intransitive verb To be subservient; to be useful. [ Obsolete] "Our passions . . . subminister to the best and worst purposes." L'EStrange.
Subministrant adjective [ Latin subministrans , present participle] Subordinate; subservient. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Subministrate transitive verb
[ See Subminister
.] To supply; to afford; to subminister.
[ Obsolete] Harvey.
Subministration noun [ Latin subministratio .] The act of subministering. [ Obsolete] Sir H. Wotton.
[ Latin submissus
, past participle of submittere
to let down, to lower. See Submit
.] 1. Submissive; humble; obsequious.
[ Archaic] "Soft Silence and submiss
"Stooping and submiss
." R. Latin Stevenson. 2. Gentle; soft; calm; as, submiss voices.
[ Latin submissio
a letting down, lowering: confer French soumission
.] 1. The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another; obedience; compliance.
Submission , dauphin! 't is a mere French word; Shak. 2. The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior; meekness; resignation.
We English warrious wot not what it means.
In all submission and humility Shak.
York doth present himself unto your highness.
No duty in religion is more justly required by God . . . than a perfect submission to his will in all things. Sir W. Temple. 3. Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.
Be not as extreme in submission Shak. 4. (Law) An agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to the decision of arbitrators. Wharton (Law Dict.). Bouvier.
As in offense.
Submissive adjective 1. Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.
Not at his feet submissive in distress, Milton. 2. Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.
Creature so fair his reconcilement seeking.
With a submissive step I hasted down. Prior. Syn.
-- Obedient; compliant; yielding; obsequious; subservient; humble; modest; passive. -- Sub*mis"sive*ly
Submissly adverb In a submissive manner; with a submission. [ Archaic] Jer. Taylor.
Submissness noun Submissiveness. [ Obsolete]
Submit transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Submitted
; present participle & verbal noun Submitting
.] [ Latin submittere
under + mittere
to send: confer French soumettre
. See Missile
.] 1. To let down; to lower.
Sometimes the hill submits itself a while. Dryden. 2. To put or place under.
The bristled throat Chapman. 3. To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.
Of the submitted sacrifice with ruthless steel he cut.
Ye ben submitted through your free assent. Chaucer.
The angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. Gen. xvi. 9.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands. Eph. v. 22. 4. To leave or commit to the discretion or judgment of another or others; to refer; as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court; -- often followed by a dependent proposition as the object.
Whether the condition of the clergy be able to bear a heavy burden, is submitted to the house. Swift.
We submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not be justified in calling Galileo and Napier blockheads because they never heard of the differential calculus. Macaulay.
Submit intransitive verb 1. To yield one's person to the power of another; to give up resistance; to surrender.
The revolted provinces presently submitted . C. Middleton. 2. To yield one's opinion to the opinion of authority of another; to be subject; to acquiesce.
To thy husband's will Milton. 3. To be submissive or resigned; to yield without murmuring.
Thine shall submit .
Our religion requires from us . . . to submit to pain, disgrace, and even death. Rogers.
Submitter noun One who submits. Whitlock.
Submonish transitive verb
[ Latin submonere
. See Summon
, and -ish
.] To suggest; to prompt.
[ R.] "The submonishing
inclinations of my senses." T. Granger.
Submonition noun [ Late Latin submonitio .] Suggestion; prompting. [ R.] T. Granger.
Submucous adjective (Anat.) Situated under a mucous membrane.
Submultiple noun (Math.) A number or quality which is contained in another an exact number of times, or is an aliquot part of it; thus, 7 is the submultiple of 56, being contained in it eight times.
Submultiple adjective (Math.) Of or pertaining to a submultiple; being a submultiple; as, a submultiple number; submultiple ratio.
Submuscular adjective Situated underneath a muscle or muscles.