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subway

sub·way

subway

 
pronunciation:
suhb weI
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an underground passenger train or rail system, usu. electric, operating in a large metropolitan area.
 
definition 2: a tunnel used in an underground railway system, or a similar tunnel.
definition 3: (chiefly British) a passage or tunnel beneath a road, railway, or the like, that allows for pedestrian traffic; 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-, sug-, sum-, sup-, sur-, sus-, and su-.
synonyms:
hyp-, hypo-, under-
antonyms:
super-, supra-, hyper-