Definition of subway
: 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
Examples of subway in a Sentence
I took the subway to midtown.
No one on the subway seemed to mind how crowded it was.
I've been on both the New York subway and the Underground in London.
Recent Examples of subway from the Web
Koreatown/Hollywood While Vermont Avenue is expected to get its own subway, light rail, or bus rapid transit, busy Western Avenue isn’t getting squat.
But this isn't the subway or bus, where pretty much everyone on board can see you.
The Daily News takes Rahmbo to task for his cheap shot at New York’s disastrous subway system.
CAIRO (AP) — Cairo’s subway is perhaps the cheapest in the world.
Among her biggest challenges has been getting used to the 75-minute commute to work by subway and by foot.
NEW YORK -- A subway car derailed in Manhattan Tuesday morning causing at least three minor injuries, CBS New York reports.
More difficult may be a subway system in Jakarta, which is now in the hands of Prabowo’s allies.
At that time of night, the subway was a catacomb and anyone walking around on the platform looked like a prisoner.
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First Known Use of subway
SUBWAY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of subway for Students
: a usually electric underground railway
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