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Definition of Subway

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underground railway system (usually run by electricity), metro; underground passage for a railroad; underground passage (for pedestrians, traffic, etc.)
American restaurant franchise that sells submarine sandwiches and salads
Subway Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
An underground way or gallery; especially, a passage under a street, in which water mains, gas mains, telegraph wires, etc., are conducted.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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subway
succeed \suc*ceed"\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. succeeded; p. pr. & vb. n. succeeding.] [l. succedere, successum; sub under + cedere to go, to go along, approach, follow, succeed: cf. f. succéder. see cede, and cf. success.]
1. to follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer. as he saw him nigh succeed.
2. to fall heir to; to inherit. [obs. & r.]
3. to come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue. destructive effects succeeded the curse. t. browne.
4. to support; to prosper; to promote. [r.] succeed my wish and second my design.

Queen's English - American English Glossary
Pedestrian underpass.
Steve Stone
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
underground: íosbhealach
subway station, underground station: staisún an íosbhealaig
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. electric underground railway
(synonym) metro, tube, underground
(hypernym) railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system
2. an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
(synonym) underpass
(hypernym) tunnel
Subway Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
1) That portion of a transportation system that is constructed beneath the ground surface, regardless of its method of construction. 2) An underground rail rapid transit system or the tunnel through which it runs. 3) In local usage, sometimes used for the entire rail rapid transit system, even if it is not all beneath the ground surface. 4) A pedestrian underpass. (TRB1)
Rail transit way below surface with a cover over the tunnel. Cut and cover, bored tunnel, underwater tubes, etc., are included. (FTA1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Subway Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Subway may refer to:


Transportation
  • An underground rapid transit rail system (mainly US/Canadian usage)
  • Subway (underpass), a walkway that passes underneath an obstacle such as a road, usually a tunnel (non-US/Canadian usage)

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