subway

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsʌbweɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsʌbˌweɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(subwā′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sub•way /ˈsʌbˌweɪ/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Transport, British Termsan underground electric railroad: [countable]no delays this morning on the subways. [uncountable;  by + ~]to travel by subway.
  2. British Terms[countable][Chiefly Brit.]a short tunnel or underground passageway;
    underpass.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sub•way  (subwā′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Transport, British TermsAlso called,[esp. Brit.,] tube, underground. an underground electric railroad, usually in a large city.
  2. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]a short tunnel or underground passageway for pedestrians, automobiles, etc.;
    underpass.

v.i. 
  1. Transportto be transported by a subway:We subwayed uptown.
  • sub- + way1 1820–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
subway /ˈsʌbˌweɪ/ n
  1. Brit an underground passage or tunnel enabling pedestrians to cross a road, railway, etc
  2. an underground passage or tunnel for traffic, electric power supplies, etc
  3. chiefly US Canadian an underground railway
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