Complete Definition of "clandestine"

was wotd|2006|September|14
English

Etymology
From F. clandestin, derived from Latin clandestinus|clandestīnus "secret, concealed"

Pronunciation
IPA|/klænËdÉstɪn/
SAMPA|/kl{n"dEstIn/
audio|en-us-clandestine.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
  2. freemasonry a person or lodge not recognized as a regular member.
Quotations
;done in secret
timeline|
1700s=1793|
1800s=1818 1878|
1900s=1912 1922 1924|
2000s=2003 2005

1793 â w:Charlotte Turner Smith|Charlotte Smith, s:The_Old_Manor_House|The Old Manor House v 3, ch I
1818 â w:Jane Austen|Jane Austen, s:Northanger Abbey|Northanger Abbey ch 31
1878 â w:Thomas Hardy|Thomas Hardy, s:The Return of the Native|The Return of the Native ch 11
1912 â w:G. K. Chesterton|G. K. Chesterton, s:Manalive|Manalive ch IX
1922 â w:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft, s:Herbert West: Reanimator|Herbert West: Reanimator
1924 â w:Herman Melville|Herman Melville, s:Billy Budd|Billy Budd ch 13
2003 â w:Trivium (band)|Trivium, w:Ember To Inferno|Ember To Inferno - Track 4: Fugue:
2005 â w:Stewart Lee|Stewart Lee, 90's Comedian DVD''

Synonyms
(done in secret): covert, furtive, hush-hush, secret, secretive, undercover

Translations
trans-top|done or kept in secret
Croatian: t-|hr|tajan, t-|hr|skriven
Finnish: t-|fi|salainen
French: t+|fr|clandestin
German: klammheimlich, heimlich, geheim, obs. klandestin
Greek: t+|el|μÏÏÏικÏÏ|m|trmistikos|scGrek, t+|el|κÏÏÏÏÏ|m|trkrifos|scGrek, t+|el|λαθÏαίοÏ|m|trlathreos|scGrek
Japanese: ç§å¯ã®ï¼ã²ã¿ã¤ã®, himitsu noï¼ä¸æ³ã® (ãµã»ãã®, fuhou no)
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Kurdish: t|ku|nepenî, t|ku|nehênî, t|ku|dizîkî
Latin: t-|la|clandestinus|alt=clandestīnus
Mandarin Chinese: ç§å¯ç (mìmì de), æ中ç (ànzhÅng de)
Polish: konspiracyjny, ukryty, tajny
Portuguese: t+|pt|clandestino
Spanish: t-|es|clandestino
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Related terms
clandestinely


French

fr-adj-form

  1. feminine of|clandestin

Italian

Adjective
clandestine f

  1. Feminine plural form of clandestino

Category:Italian adjective forms

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