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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

  • Commuters in Crowded Subway Trains Are More Likely to Respond to Mobile Promotions
    Commuters in crowded subway trains may welcome targeted promotions on their mobile phones and are about twice as likely to respond by making a purchase as in non-crowded trains whi Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • Big drop in subway felonies so far this year: MTA, NYPD
    Felonies in the subway system have plunged more than 14 percent so far this year, according to data ­released Friday by the NYPD and MTA. From January through the end... Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October
    Subway will soon allow customers to pay for their sandwiches with the tap of a smartphone. The sandwich franchise chain said Tuesday it will launch contactless NFC payments across more than 26,000 restaurants in the U.S. starting Oct. 1. The company is working with Softcard, a mobile payments joint venture operated by the big four cellular networks, to launch the Read more on this news related to 'Subway'

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