subway

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A rapid transit system, regardless of the elevation of its right of way
An underground railway, especially for mass transit of people in urban areas
underground walkway, tunnel for pedestrians (called pedestrian underpass in US)
{i} ® American restaurant franchise that sells submarine sandwiches and salads
underground railway
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A subway is a passage underneath a busy road or a railway track for people to walk through. Underground railway system used to transport passengers within urban and suburban areas. The first subway line, 3.75 mi (6 km) long, opened in London in 1863 and carried 9 1 2 million passengers in its first year. The first electrified subway opened in 1890 in London (where it is called the underground or tube). Subways opened in Budapest in 1896 (the first on the European continent), Boston in 1897, Paris in 1900 (where it is called the métro), Berlin in 1902, New York in 1904, and later in Madrid (1919), Tokyo (1927), and Moscow (1935). Improvements in systems built from the 1970s on (including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles) include computer technology to run subway trains by remote control, and refinements in track and car construction for faster, smoother, and quieter rides
An underground way or gallery; especially, a passage under a street, in which water mains, gas mains, telegraph wires, etc
{i} underground railway system (usually run by electricity), metro; underground passage for a railroad; underground passage (for pedestrians, traffic, etc.)
an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
A subway is an underground railway. the Bay Area Rapid Transit subway system I don't ride the subway late at night
electric underground railway
subway series
nickname for a cross-town playoff battle between the New York Mets and New York Yankees
subway series
nickname for a crosstown baseball series playoff between two New York City baseball clubs; the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees
subway tile
A style of white glazed ceramic tile, as used on the walls of the New York City subway stations in the early twentieth century, especially the 3" × 6" size then used
subway fare
the fare charged for riding a subway train
subway project
project to construct and operate an underground train system
subway station
a terminal where subways load and unload passengers
subway token
a token that is used to pay for entry to the subway system
subway train
a train that runs in a subway system
subways
plural of subway
subway

    Silbentrennung

    sub·way

    Türkische aussprache

    sʌbwey

    Aussprache

    /ˈsəbˌwā/ /ˈsʌbˌweɪ/

    Etymologie

    [ s&b-"wA ] (noun.) 1825. sub- (“under”) + way

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