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sub·way

subway

 
 
pronunciation:
suhb weI
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an underground passenger train or rail system in a large city. Subways are powered by electricity.
 
definition 2: the British word for a passage or tunnel beneath a road or railway for pedestrians to walk through. This meaning of subway has the same meaning as underpass.
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The word subway contains the following part:
sub- Latin prefix that means under, after
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The prefix sub- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as subjugate. It is also used in the formation of English words such as subway and subgroup. It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in sub- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms suc-, suf-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, and su-.
synonyms:
hyp-, hypo-, under-
antonyms:
super-, supra-, hyper-