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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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* 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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  • Helen Mirren Wins Subway Etiquette
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    MARGARET RIVER, WA/AUS - (Sunday 1st February 2015), The newest Subway® Summer Surf Series champions were crowned today in Margaret River, Western Australia. Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • $50 million lawsuit filed over deadly Washington subway smoke incident
    (Reuters) - The family of the woman who died in a Washington D.C. subway train after smoke filled a tunnel and two rail cars filed a $50 million lawsuit against the city's subway system on Friday. Marcus and Anthony Glover, sons of late Carol Glover, filed the suit in federal court in the nation's capitol, alleging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Read more on this news related to 'Subway'

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