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sub

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noun \ˈsəb\

Definition of sub



1830

First Known Use of sub

1830

Rhymes with sub


2

sub

verb

Simple Definition of sub

  • : to take the place of another person : to act as a substitute ( chiefly Brit )

Full Definition of sub

subbedsub·bing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act as a substitute

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 British :  to read and edit as a copy editor :  subedit

  5. 2 :  subcontract 1

Examples of sub

  1. Smith subbed for Jones at halftime.

  2. subbing in a Broadway play

  3. Smith subbed Jones at halftime.



1853

First Known Use of sub

1853


3

sub

noun

Definition of sub



1916

First Known Use of sub

1916


4

sub

abbreviation

Definition of sub

  1. 1 subaltern

  2. 2 subscription

  3. 3 subsidiary

  4. 4 suburb




sub-

prefix

Simple Definition of sub-

  • : under : beneath : below

  • : at a lower rank or secondary level

  • : division or smaller part of

Full Definition of sub-

  1. 1 :  under :  beneath :  below <subsoil> <subaqueous>

  2. 2a :  subordinate :  secondary :  next lower than or inferior to <substation> <subeditor>b :  subordinate portion of :  subdivision of <subcommittee> <subspecies>c :  with repetition (as of a process) so as to form, stress, or deal with subordinate parts or relations <sublet> <subcontract>

  3. 3 :  less than completely, perfectly, or normally :  somewhat <subacute> <subclinical>

  4. 4a :  almost :  nearly <suberect>b :  falling nearly in the category of and often adjoining :  bordering on <subarctic>

  1. sub·ad·o·les·cent

  2. sub·agen·cy

  3. sub·agent

  4. sub·al·lo·ca·tion

  5. sub·ar·ea

  6. sub·au·di·ble

  7. sub·av·er·age

  8. sub·base·ment

  9. sub·ba·sin

  10. sub·block

  11. sub·branch

  12. sub·caste

  13. sub·cat·e·go·ri·za·tion

  14. sub·cat·e·go·rize

  15. sub·cat·e·go·ry

  16. sub·ceil·ing

  17. sub·cel·lar

  18. sub·chap·ter

  19. sub·chief

  20. sub·clan

  21. sub·clus·ter

  22. sub·code

  23. sub·col·lec·tion

  24. sub·col·lege

  25. sub·col·le·giate

  26. sub·col·o·ny

  27. sub·com·mis·sion

  28. sub·com·po·nent

  29. sub·co·ri·a·ceous

  30. sub·coun·ty

  31. sub·cult

  32. sub·cu·ra·tive

  33. sub·dean

  34. sub·de·ci·sion

  35. sub·de·part·ment

  36. sub·de·vel·op·ment

  37. sub·di·a·lect

  38. sub·di·rec·tor

  39. sub·dis·ci·pline

  40. sub·dis·trict

  41. sub·econ·o·my

  42. sub·fac·ul·ty

  43. sub·file

  44. sub·frag·ment

  45. sub·frame

  46. sub·gen·er·a·tion

  47. sub·genre

  48. sub·goal

  49. sub·gov·ern·ment

  50. sub·hu·mid

  51. sub·in·dus·try

  52. sub·in·hib·i·to·ry

  53. sub·lan·guage

  54. sub·lev·el

  55. sub·li·brar·i·an

  56. sub·li·cense

  57. sub·lit·er·a·cy

  58. sub·lit·er·ate

  59. sub·lot

  60. sub·man·ag·er

  61. sub·mar·ket

  62. sub·max·i·mal

  63. sub·menu

  64. sub·min·i·mal

  65. sub·min·i·mum

  66. sub·min·is·ter

  67. sub·na·tion·al

  68. sub·net·work

  69. sub·niche

  70. sub·op·ti·mal

  71. sub·op·ti·mi·za·tion

  72. sub·op·ti·mize

  73. sub·op·ti·mum

  74. sub·or·ga·ni·za·tion

  75. sub·pan·el

  76. sub·par

  77. sub·para·graph

  78. sub·par·al·lel

  79. sub·part

  80. sub·pe·ri·od

  81. sub·phase

  82. sub·pri·mate

  83. sub·pro·cess

  84. sub·prod·uct

  85. sub·proj·ect

  86. sub·pro·le·tar·i·at

  87. sub·ra·tio·nal

  88. sub·sat·u·rat·ed

  89. sub·sat·u·ra·tion

  90. sub·scale

  91. sub·science

  92. sub·sea

  93. sub·sec·re·tary

  94. sub·sec·tor

  95. sub·seg·ment

  96. sub·sense

  97. sub·sen·tence

  98. sub·se·ries

  99. sub·site

  100. sub·skill

  101. sub·so·ci·ety

  102. sub·spe·cial·ist

  103. sub·spe·cial·ize

  104. sub·spe·cial·ty

  105. sub·state

  106. sub·stel·lar

  107. sub·sys·tem

  108. sub·task

  109. sub·test

  110. sub·theme

  111. sub·ther·a·peu·tic

  112. sub·top·ic

  113. sub·trea·sury

  114. sub·trend

  115. sub·tribe

  116. sub·type

  117. sub·unit

  118. sub·va·ri·ety

  119. sub·vas·sal

  120. sub·vis·i·ble

  121. sub·vi·su·al

  122. sub·world

  123. sub·writ·er

  124. sub·ze·ro

  125. sub·zone

Origin of sub-

Middle English, from Latin, under, below, secretly, from below, near, from sub under, close to — more at up



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