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SUB (subbed, subbing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sub mean? 

SUB (noun)
  The noun SUB has 2 senses:

1. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
2. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

  Familiarity information: SUB used as a noun is rare.


SUB (verb)
  The verb SUB has 1 sense:

1. be a substitute

  Familiarity information: SUB used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUB (noun)


Sense 1sub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

Italian sandwich; poor boy; sub; submarine sandwich; zep; hoagy; hoagie; hero sandwich; grinder; Cuban sandwich; wedge; torpedo; submarine; bomber; hero

Hypernyms ("sub" is a kind of...):

sandwich (two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them)


Sense 2sub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pigboat; submarine; U-boat; sub

Hypernyms ("sub" is a kind of...):

submersible; submersible warship (a warship designed to operate under water)

Meronyms (parts of "sub"):

conning tower (a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting)

escape hatch (hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency)

periscope (an optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field)

breather; schnorchel; schnorkel; snorkel; snorkel breather (air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time)

asdic; echo sounder; sonar (a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sub"):

attack submarine (a military submarine designed and armed to attack enemy shipping)

auxiliary research submarine (a submarine for research purposes)

fleet ballistic missile submarine (a submarine carrying ballistic missiles)

nautilus; nuclear submarine; nuclear-powered submarine (a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power)


SUB (verb)


Sense 1sub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a substitute

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

stand in; sub; substitute; fill in

Context examples:

The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague / The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet

Hypernyms (to "sub" is one way to...):

change; exchange; interchange (give to, and receive from, one another)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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