What does subway mean?

Definitions for subway
ˈsʌbˌweɪsub·way

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metro, tube, underground, subway system, subway(noun)

    an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

    "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"

  2. underpass, subway(noun)

    an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

GCIDE

  1. Subway(n.)

    An underground railroad, usually having trains powered by electricity provided by an electric line running through the underground tunnel. It is usually confined to the center portion of cities; -- called also tube, and in Britain, underground. In certain other countries (as in France or Russia) it is called the metro.

Wiktionary

  1. subway(Noun)

    An underground railway, especially for mass transit of people in urban areas.

    Etymology: sub- + way

  2. subway(Noun)

    A rapid transit system, regardless of the elevation of its right of way.

    Etymology: sub- + way

  3. subway(Noun)

    underground walkway, tunnel for pedestrians (called pedestrian underpass in US).

    Etymology: sub- + way

  4. subway(Verb)

    To travel by underground railway.

    Etymology: sub- + way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subway(noun)

    an underground way or gallery; especially, a passage under a street, in which water mains, gas mains, telegraph wires, etc., are conducted

Freebase

  1. Subway

    Subway is an American fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches and salads. It is owned and operated by Doctor's Associates, Inc.. Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world with 39,517 restaurants in 102 countries and territories as of 14 June 2013. It is the largest single-brand restaurant chain globally and is the second largest restaurant operator globally after Yum! Brands. Subway's main operations office is in Milford, Connecticut; five regional centers support Subway's growing international operations. The regional offices for European franchises are located in Amsterdam, Netherlands; the Australia and New Zealand locations are supported from Brisbane, Australia; the Asian locations are supported from offices located in Beirut, Lebanon, and Singapore; and the Latin America support center is in Miami, Florida.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subway

    sub′wā, n. an underground way for traffic under railways, &c., or for water-pipes, gas-pipes, sewers, &c.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. SUBWAY

    In Boston, a place where one may enjoy continuous disturbance of the peace, disorderly conduct, assault and battery, riot and rebellion. These events are allowed by law, and the entry-fee is five cents.

Editors Contribution

  1. subway

    A type of rail network.

    The subway is clean, neat, tidy and well maintained.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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How to pronounce subway?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say subway in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subway in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of subway in a Sentence

  1. Mira Ghaleni:

    I understand, striking is a constitutional right but there should at least be a partial( subway) service.

  2. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez:

    This defendant viciously assaulted a fellow subway rider for no other reason than the color of her skin, acts of hate are not tolerated in Brooklyn, a place that prides itself on the diversity of its communities. I hope this sentence sends a clear message that racism and intolerance are unwelcome here.

  3. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont:

    CORONAVIRUS : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The governors said essential businesses like supermarkets and gas stations will be able to stay open after 8 p.m., though all non-essential businesses must close, including movie theaters and casinos. Restaurants will be able to offer take-out and delivery. A subway customer walks through an empty underground passage in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, March 16, 2020. ( AP Photo/John Minchillo) The steps mark the latest escalation of efforts to keep people apart in the New York metropolitan area, and an attempt to coordinate a response to the COVID-19 crisis. CORONAVIRUS IN THE US : STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN Weve got to work through this together. The feds have been asleep at the switch.

  4. Stephen Mallon:

    I had read about the subway cars being dropped into the Atlantic but I thought the project was over, then in 2007 I was scouting for another shoot and saw the barges being loaded up.

  5. Christopher Chang:

    What we do is expose the value proposition to them such that it outweighs what they perceive as the risks, it’s no different from you getting up in the morning and getting in a car, bus or subway and going to work and understanding that there is an innate risk in doing so. It’s not our job to basically tell you what you think is risky or not.

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