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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 (commonly called a Metro), 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—elevated railways and subways. A single rapid transit system may have both elevated and subway lines, such as the one in New York City, which is by far the largest in the world by number of lines, length of track and number of stations.

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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

    SYDNEY (Monday, 2 March 2015): The Subway® Summer Surf Series will call Cronulla home this forthcoming weekend when the elite two-day competition kicks off on Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • Subway top up at local shops
    COMMUTERS can now top up their Subway smartcards at newsagents and convenience stores across the city. Credit or season tickets can by uploaded at 45 Payzone outlets using contactless technology. Read more on this news related to 'Subway'
  • More subway delays ahead if NYC can't fund transit budget
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's an ominous refrain, repeated endlessly in the same automated monotone: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are delayed because of train traffic ahead of us." Read more on this news related to 'Subway'

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