subway

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noun sub·way \ˈsəb-ˌwā\

Definition of subway

  1. :  an underground way: such 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.

1822

First Known Use of subway

1822



SUBWAY Defined for English Language Learners

subway

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noun sub·way \ˈsəb-ˌwā\

Definition of subway for English Language Learners

  • : a system of underground trains in a city

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


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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