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sub·way

 (sŭb′wā′)
n.
1.
a. An underground urban railroad, usually operated by electricity.
b. A passage for such a railroad.
2. An underground tunnel or passage, as for a water main or for pedestrians.
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subway

(ˈsʌbˌweɪ)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) Brit an underground passage or tunnel enabling pedestrians to cross a road, railway, etc
2. (Automotive Engineering) an underground passage or tunnel for traffic, electric power supplies, etc
3. (Railways) chiefly US and Canadian an underground railway
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sub•way

(ˈsʌbˌweɪ)

n.
1. an underground electric railroad, usu. in a large city.
2. Chiefly Brit. a short tunnel or underground passageway; underpass.
[1820–30]
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subway

undergroundmetro
1. 'subway'

A subway is a path for pedestrians under a busy road.

You feel worried if you walk through a subway.

In some American cities, the subway is a railway system in which electric trains travel below the ground in tunnels. In other cities this is called the metro.

I don't ride the subway at night.
You can take the metro to the Smithsonian museums.
2. 'underground'

Some speakers of British English also use subway to refer to a British railway system like this, but the London and Glasgow systems are usually called the underground. The London system is also called the tube.

He crossed London by underground.
You can take the tube to Green Park and then walk.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subway - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)subway - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
2.subway - an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railwaysubway - an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
tunnel - a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars); "the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection"
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subway

noun
1. underground, tube (Brit. informal), metro, underground railway I don't ride the subway late at night.
2. underpass, tunnel, underground passage, pedestrian tunnel The majority of us feel worried if we walk through a subway.
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Translations
سِكَّةٌ حَدِيديَّةٌ تـَحْتَ الَأرْضقِطار تَحْت الأرْضمـَمَرٌّ تـَحْتَ الطَّرِيقنَفَق، مَمَر تَحْت الأرْض
podchodpodzemní dráhametro
undergrundsbanefodgængertunnelmetroundergrund
alikulkutunnelimaanalainen järjestömetro
podzemna željeznica
aluljárómetró
neîanjarîar-/undirgöngneîanjarîarlest
地下運動地下道
지하 운동지하철
metropožeminė perėja
apakšzemes pārejametro
podchodpodzemná železnica
podhodpodzemska železnica
tunnelbana
รถไฟใต้ดิน
đường ngầmtàu điện ngầm

subway

[ˈsʌbweɪ]
A. N
1. (= underpass) → paso m subterráneo
2. (US) (Rail) → metro m, subterráneo m (Arg), subte m (Arg)
to go by subwayir en metro
to ride or take the subwaycoger or tomar el metro
B. CPD subway station N (US) → estación f de metro
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subway

[ˈsʌbweɪ]
n
(US)métro m
(British)passage m souterrain
modif (US) [car, line, station] → de métro subway trainsubway train nmétro msub-zero [ˌsʌbˈzɪərəʊ] adj [temperatures] → au-dessous de zéro
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subway

nUnterführung f; (for cars also) → Tunnel m; (esp US Rail) → U-Bahn f
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subway

[ˈsʌbˌweɪ] n (Brit) (underpass) → sottopassaggio (Am) (underground) → metropolitana
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subway

(ˈsabwei) noun
1. an underground passage eg for pedestrians, under a busy road. Cross by the subway.
2. an underground railway in a city. Go by subway.
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subway

سِكَّةٌ حَدِيديَّةٌ تـَحْتَ الَأرْض, مـَمَرٌّ تـَحْتَ الطَّرِيق metro, podchod undergrund, undergrundsbane Unterführung, Untergrundbewegung υπόγειος σιδηρόδρομος metro, subterráneo alikulkutunneli, maanalainen järjestö métro, passage souterrain podzemna željeznica metropolitana 地下運動, 地下道 지하 운동, 지하철 metro, ondergrondse fotgjengerundergang, undergrunn metro, przejście podziemne passagem subterrânea para pedestres, passagem subterrânea para peões, subterrâneo метрополитен, тоннель tunnelbana รถไฟใต้ดิน altgeçit, yeraltı harekatı đường ngầm, tàu điện ngầm 地下人行通道, 地铁
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When unusual needs arose for them, such as the building of the great highways and air-lines, of canals, tunnels, subways, and fortifications, levies were made on the labor-ghettos, and tens of thousands of serfs, willy-nilly, were transported to the scene of operations.
There is a tendency to utilize underground space for the less ornamental purposes of civilization; there is the Metropolitan Railway in London, for instance, there are new electric railways, there are subways, there are underground workrooms and restaurants, and they increase and multiply.
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Great crowds assembled, more especially in the dinner hour, in Madison Square about the Farragut monument, to listen to and cheer patriotic speeches, and a veritable epidemic of little flags and buttons swept through these great torrents of swiftly moving young people, who poured into New York of a morning by car and mono-rail and subway and train, to toil, and ebb home again between the hours of five and seven.
There's one to York at 10:35," added Raffles as the trap-door slammed; "we'll book there, Bunny, and then we'll slope through the subway to the Metropolitan, and so to ground via Baker Street and Earl's Court."
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