• (British, America) IPA: /ˈsʌbˌweɪ/, [ˈsʌbˌweɪ̯]

subway (plural subways)

  1. (North America, Scotland) An underground railway, especially for mass transit of people in urban areas. topics en
  2. A train that runs on such an underground railway.
  3. (US) A rapid transit system, regardless of the elevation of its right of way.
  4. (British) An underground walkway, tunnel for pedestrians (called pedestrian underpass in US).
  5. An underground route for pipes, sewers, etc.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Unterführung
  • Portuguese: passagem subterrânea
  • Russian: подзе́мный перехо́д
  • Spanish: paso subterráneo

subway (subways, present participle subwaying; past and past participle subwayed)

  1. (intransitive, US, informal) To travel by underground railway.

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