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sub

play
noun \ˈsəb\

Definition of sub



1830

First Known Use of sub

1830


2

sub

verb

Simple Definition of sub

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sub

subbed

subbing

  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 in a sentence

  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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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. subadolescent

  2. subagency

  3. subagent

  4. suballocation

  5. subarea

  6. subaudible

  7. subaverage

  8. subbasement

  9. subbasin

  10. subblock

  11. subbranch

  12. subcaste

  13. subcategorization

  14. subcategorize

  15. subcategory

  16. subceiling

  17. subcellar

  18. subchapter

  19. subchief

  20. subclan

  21. subcluster

  22. subcode

  23. subcollection

  24. subcollege

  25. subcollegiate

  26. subcolony

  27. subcommission

  28. subcomponent

  29. subcoriaceous

  30. subcounty

  31. subcult

  32. subcurative

  33. subdean

  34. subdecision

  35. subdepartment

  36. subdevelopment

  37. subdialect

  38. subdirector

  39. subdiscipline

  40. subdistrict

  41. subeconomy

  42. subfaculty

  43. subfile

  44. subfragment

  45. subframe

  46. subgeneration

  47. subgenre

  48. subgoal

  49. subgovernment

  50. subhumid

  51. subindustry

  52. subinhibitory

  53. sublanguage

  54. sublevel

  55. sublibrarian

  56. sublicense

  57. subliteracy

  58. subliterate

  59. sublot

  60. submanager

  61. submarket

  62. submaximal

  63. submenu

  64. subminimal

  65. subminimum

  66. subminister

  67. subnational

  68. subnetwork

  69. subniche

  70. suboptimal

  71. suboptimization

  72. suboptimize

  73. suboptimum

  74. suborganization

  75. subpanel

  76. subpar

  77. subparagraph

  78. subparallel

  79. subpart

  80. subperiod

  81. subphase

  82. subprimate

  83. subprocess

  84. subproduct

  85. subproject

  86. subproletariat

  87. subrational

  88. subsaturated

  89. subsaturation

  90. subscale

  91. subscience

  92. subsea

  93. subsecretary

  94. subsector

  95. subsegment

  96. subsense

  97. subsentence

  98. subseries

  99. subsite

  100. subskill

  101. subsociety

  102. subspecialist

  103. subspecialize

  104. subspecialty

  105. substate

  106. substellar

  107. subsystem

  108. subtask

  109. subtest

  110. subtheme

  111. subtherapeutic

  112. subtopic

  113. subtreasury

  114. subtrend

  115. subtribe

  116. subtype

  117. subunit

  118. subvariety

  119. subvassal

  120. subvisible

  121. subvisual

  122. subworld

  123. subwriter

  124. subzero

  125. subzone

Origin and Etymology of sub-

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


SUB Defined for Kids

1

sub

play
noun \ˈsəb\

Definition of sub for Students

  1. :  1substitute <Our teacher was out so we had a sub.>




2

sub

play
verb

Definition of sub for Students

subbed

subbing

  1. :  to act as a substitute




3

sub

play
noun

Definition of sub for Students




sub-

prefix

Definition of sub- for Students

  1. 1 :  under :  beneath :  below <submarine>

  2. 2 :  lower in importance or rank :  lesser

  3. 3 :  division or part of <subset>




Law Dictionary

sub-

prefix

Legal Definition of sub-

  1. 1 :  under :  beneath :  below <substandard>

  2. 2a :  subordinate :  secondary :  next lower than or inferior to <subagent> b :  subordinate portion of :  subdivision of <subchapter> <subcommittee> c :  assigning to another by the same method <sublicense> <subcontract>





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