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'"
an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
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.
An underground railway, especially for mass transit of people in urban areas.
A rapid transit system, regardless of the elevation of its right of way.
underground walkway, tunnel for pedestrians (called pedestrian underpass in US).
To travel by underground railway.
Origin: sub- + way
an underground way or gallery; especially, a passage under a street, in which water mains, gas mains, telegraph wires, etc., are conducted
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
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
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.
Song lyrics by subway -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by subway on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of subway in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of subway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of subway in a Sentence
You can be attacked at any point. You can be pushed off ... of a subway ledge.
We don't have any way to commute. I live way out, so the subway is the only way to get in.
I work for the most powerful people in the country and there I am sleeping at a subway stop.
I was just on my way to eat with a friend, but we had to cancel everything. Theres no subway, nothing is working.
It’s long overdue, it was a major challenge to rebuild the subway at the same time you’re rebuilding the site above it.
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- metroCatalan, Valencian
- podzemní dráha, metroCzech
- U-Bahn, Metro, UntergrundbahnGerman
- μετρό, υπόγειος, υπόγεια διάβαση πεζώνGreek
- subte, paso subterráneo, metroSpanish
- métro, métropolitainFrench
- metroWestern Frisian
- traein faoi thalamh, íosbhealachIrish
- fo-rèile, fo-shlighe, fo-rathadScottish Gaelic
- metró, földalatti, aluljáróHungarian
- metrò, metropolitanaItalian
- メトロ, 地下道, 地下鉄Japanese
- 지하철, 토끼굴, 전철, 지하도Korean
- метро, подземен преминMacedonian
- voetgangerstunnel, metroDutch
- metro, przejście podziemnePolish
- подземка, метрополитен, метроRussian
- xe điện ngầmVietnamese
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