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Subway Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • electric underground railway
  • an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'" ,
  • an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

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Subway Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A Rapid transit system (also called a Metropolitan), subway, underground, tube, elevated, or heavy rail system) is a railway system. Usually it is in a city or urban area. Trains run very often, and carry many passengers. Usually it lacks level crossings. Rather, grade separation keeps it separate from other traffic. Grade separation is when two streams of traffic go over and under each other, so they do not meet.

There are two major types of rapid transit—elevateds and subways. A single rapid transit system may have both elevated and subway lines.

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'Subway' example sentence in quotations

* Surely a tired woman on her way to work at six in the morning on a subway deserves the right to get there safely . everyone who changes his or her life because of crime . have been denied a basic civil right. - George Herbert Walker Bush

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Subway Sample Sentences in News

  • Man charged in NYC subway shove held without bail
    NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shoving a stranger in front of a New York City subway train, killing him, has appeared before a judge who ordered him held without bail. Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • Police arrest man in fatal NYC subway shove
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police on Tuesday arrested a man on a murder charge in the death of a stranger who was shoved into the path of a train at a subway station. Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • Man dies after being pushed onto N.Y. subway track
    It is every New Yorker's worst nightmare, and thankfully it rarely happens. But the nightmare turned real and police on Monday were searching for clues that could lead them to the person who pushed a man into the path of an oncoming subway train that killed him. Read more on this news related to 'Subway'

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