What does subway mean?

Definitions for subway
ˈsʌbˌweɪsub·way

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. metro, tube, underground, subway system, subwaynoun

    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, subwaynoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Subwaynoun

    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. subwaynoun

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

    Etymology: sub- + way

  2. subwaynoun

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

    Etymology: sub- + way

  3. subwaynoun

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

    Etymology: sub- + way

  4. subwayverb

    To travel by underground railway.

    Etymology: sub- + way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subwaynoun

    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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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. Jack Kent Cooke:

    The guy Haberkorn — who is a professional personal injury lawyer — did a number on me, then he looked me up, found out who my dad is, and saw dollar signs when he learned my name. He assumed I was a billionaire, which I’m not, i live on a budget like anyone else, I get a monthly allowance, I am not shopping on Madison Avenue, I take the subway, and I am very frugal. I am not Paris Hilton.

  2. Jeffrey Tinsman:

    We've been monitoring the carbon steel subway cars and they are holding up well, they are still three dimensional, and provide thousands and thousands of square feet of hard surface for invertebrates to live on, some of which, such as blue mussels, could not live on the sand bottom that is naturally there.

  3. Mira Ghaleni:

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

  4. De Blasio:

    If Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman're sick, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman shouldn't be going on the subway, if you are traveling by subway and the train that comes up is all packed and you can possibly wait for the next train in the hopes it might be less packed, please do.

  5. Rob McClure:

    It doesn't matter where he is. He does it on the subway. He does it at the gym. He is genuinely that excited about what he's doing, he just sees a bunch of people standing around deciding what show to see, so of course, he's going to go, 'Let me tell you what show to see: The one I'm most excited about.' It's really not from a selling point of view. It's from a pride point of view.

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