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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

Rapid transit is the name for a type of railway which has trains that run very often and carry many passengers at one time. It is usually it is in a city or urban area and takes people into and out of it. Trains go between places very quickly because they do not mix with other traffic. Most rapid transit railways do not have level crossings, but the tracks go over and under other roads, or run in tunnels or over bridges, so they do not meet.

Many places call their rapid transit system a metro. Other words for rapid transit, which are different all around the world, are subway, underground, tube, elevated, or heavy rail. These words sometimes describe how the system is built, whether above the ground or below it. Some systems are completely below ground or completely above ground, while others may have both below-ground and above-ground sections.

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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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