Definition of subway noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsʌbweɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbweɪ//
    Features of roads, Trains
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  1. 1(North American English) an underground railway/railroad system in a city the New York subway a subway station/train a downtown subway stop to ride/take the subway In Boston the subway is known as the ‘T’; in Washington DC it’s the‘Metro’. British/​Americanunderground / subway / metro / tube A city’s underground railway/​railroad system is usually called the underground (often the Underground) in British English and the subway in North American English. Speakers of British English also use subway for systems in American cities and metro for systems in other European countries. The Metro is the name for the systems in Paris and Washington, D.C. London’s system is often called the Tube. See related entries: Trains
  2. 2(British English) a path that goes under a road, etc. which people can use to cross to the other side synonym underpass See related entries: Features of roads
  3. Extra examples He ran through the pedestrian subway. I’ve never been on the subway. Yankee Stadium is a 40-minute subway ride from our house. rush hour in the subway
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