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|part of speech:
||an underground passenger train or rail system, usu. electric, operating in a large metropolitan area.
||a tunnel used in an underground railway system, or a similar tunnel.
||(chiefly British) a passage or tunnel beneath a road, railway, or the like, that allows for pedestrian traffic; underpass.
The word subway
contains the following part:
that means under, after
More about this word part:
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
. 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-
, and su-
- hyp-, hypo-, under-
- super-, supra-, hyper-