- Brit an underground passage or tunnel enabling pedestrians to cross a road, railway, etc
- an underground passage or tunnel for traffic, electric power supplies, etc
- chiefly US Canadian an underground railway
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sub•way /ˈsʌbˌweɪ/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Transport, British Termsan underground electric railroad: [countable]no delays this morning on the subways. [uncountable; by + ~]to travel by subway.
- British Terms[countable][Chiefly Brit.]a short tunnel or underground passageway;
sub•way (sub′wā′),USA pronunciation n.
- Transport, British TermsAlso called,[esp. Brit.,] tube, underground. an underground electric railroad, usually in a large city.
- British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]a short tunnel or underground passageway for pedestrians, automobiles, etc.;
- Transportto be transported by a subway:We subwayed uptown.
- sub- + way1 1820–30
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subway /ˈsʌbˌweɪ/ n
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