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subway

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noun sub·way \ˈsəb-ˌwā\

Simple Definition of subway

  • : a system of underground trains in a city

  • : a road or passage for walking under a road, set of railroad tracks, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of subway

  1. :  an underground way: asa :  a passage under a street (as for pedestrians, power cables, or water or gas mains)b :  a usually electric underground railwayc :  underpass

subway

intransitive verb

Examples of subway in a sentence

  1. I took the subway to midtown.

  2. No one on the subway seemed to mind how crowded it was.

  3. I've been on both the New York subway and the Underground in London.



1825

First Known Use of subway

1825



SUBWAY Defined for Kids

subway

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noun sub·way \ˈsəb-ˌwā\

Definition of subway for Students

  1. :  a usually electric underground railway





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