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.

  2. subwaynoun

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

  3. subwaynoun

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

  4. subwayverb

    To travel by underground railway.

  5. Etymology: sub- + way

Wikipedia

  1. SUBWAY

    Subway is an American multinational fast food restaurant franchise that specializes in submarine sandwiches (subs), wraps, salads and drinks. Subway was founded by Fred DeLuca and financed by Peter Buck in 1965 as Pete's Super Submarines in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After several name changes in the beginning years, it was finally renamed Subway in 1972, and a franchise operation began in 1974 with a second restaurant in Wallingford, Connecticut. Since then, it has expanded to become a global franchise. Subway serves an array of topping choices, allowing the customer to choose which toppings are included in their sandwich. The longtime Subway slogan, "Eat Fresh", is intended to indicate the fresh ingredients that are used in their sandwiches. It was the fastest-growing franchise in the world in 2015 and, as of June 2021, had 37,540 locations in more than 100 countries and territories. More than half its locations (21,796 or 58.1%) are in the United States. It also is the largest single-brand restaurant chain, and the largest restaurant operator in the world. Its international headquarters is in Milford, Connecticut.

ChatGPT

  1. subway

    A subway is an underground public transportation system, typically in urban areas, that uses electric trains to transport passengers quickly and efficiently through a network of tunnels and stations. The trains are designed to handle high-volume traffic, making it a convenient option for commuting, especially in densely populated or heavy-traffic areas. Some systems may also include elevated or ground-level sections in addition to the underground tunnels.

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

Wikidata

  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. Vani Hari:

    I thank Subway on the behalf of many to address this very critical public health issue, subway's commitment is a major wake up call to other restaurant chains not responsibly sourcing meat and will send shock waves through the entire meat industry.

  2. Scott Stewart:

    When you look at the number of passengers every day, and the number of stations that we have, you would need to institute security at every station along a subway, instituting that same level of security would be very costly. It would also create tie-ups and bog down commuting times.

  3. Eric Adams:

    I hear it every time I’m on the subway system – people tell me about their fear of using the system, and we’re going to ensure that fear is not New York’s reality.

  4. Seth Meyers:

    She’s wearing Army gear because it’s a USO tour, but honestly, who could blame women if they started wearingmilitarygear whenever they’re around men ? ‘ Where are you going in a helmet and a flak jacket ? ’ ‘ The subway. ’.

  5. 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.

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