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Subway Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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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  • NYC subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood
    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan. The city's transit authority has been working for seven years on the $2.4 billion extension of the Number 7 subway line, on Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • Crowded subway platforms dangerously close to tipping point
    Subway platforms are increasingly overcrowded as ridership hits record highs — and an urgent response is needed, the MTA boss said during a Wednesday board meeting. “You either reduce the... Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • New York City subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood
    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan. The city's transit authority has been working for seven years on the $2.4 billion extension of the Number 7 subway line, on Read more on this news related to 'Subway'

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