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Dictionary Definition

subway

Noun

1 electric underground railway [syn: metro, tube, underground]
2 an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway [syn: underpass]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

sub- + way

Pronunciation

Noun

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

Extensive Definition

Subway

Subway may refer to:
subway in German: Subway
subway in French: Subway
subway in Dutch: Subway
subway in Romanian: Subway (dezambiguizare)
subway in Russian: Subway

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Amtrak, L, abri, antre, baggage train, branch, bunker, burrow, cable railroad, cable railway, cave, cavern, choo-choo, cog railroad, cog railway, cove, dugout, el, electric, electric railway, electric train, elevated, elevated railway, embankment, express, express train, feeder, feeder line, flier, foxhole, freight, freight train, freighter, funicular, goods train, gravity-operated railway, grot, grotto, hole, horse railway, interurban, junction, lair, light railroad, lightning express, limited, line, local, main line, metro, milk train, monorail, parliamentary, parliamentary train, passenger train, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railroad, rack-and-pinion railway, rail, rail line, railroad, railroad train, railway, rattler, roadbed, roadway, rolling stock, sewer, shuttle, shuttle train, sidetrack, siding, special, streamliner, street railway, streetcar line, subterrane, switchback, terminal, terminus, track, train, tram, tramline, trestle, trolley line, trunk, trunk line, tube, tunnel, turnout, underground, underpass, warren, way train
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