subway

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Subway Noun-Definition 3.
A tunnel for pedestrians.

Etymology[edit]

sub- (under) + way

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌbˌweɪ/, [ˈsʌbˌweɪ̯]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

subway (plural subways)

  1. (North America, Scotland) An underground railway, especially for mass transit of people in urban areas.
  2. (US) A rapid transit system, regardless of the elevation of its right of way.
  3. (UK) underground walkway, tunnel for pedestrians (called pedestrian underpass in US).

Synonyms[edit]

(underground railway):

(rapid transit system):

(underground walkway):

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Verb[edit]

subway (third-person singular simple present subways, present participle subwaying, simple past and past participle subwayed)

  1. (intransitive, US, informal) To travel by underground railway.
    • 2008 February 13, Melissa Clark, “From Paris, With Hustle”, New York Times:
      I suppose I could have subwayed around town in search of froufrou French pastry shops.

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