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SUBWAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does subway mean? 

SUBWAY (noun)
  The noun SUBWAY has 2 senses:

1. an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
2. an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

  Familiarity information: SUBWAY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBWAY (noun)


Sense 1subway [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

metro; subway; subway system; underground; tube

Context example:

in Paris the subway system is called the 'metro' and in London it is called the 'tube' or the 'underground'

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

railroad; railroad line; railway; railway line; railway system (line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight)


Sense 2subway [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

underpass; subway

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

tunnel (a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars))


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