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Meaning & Definition of Subway in English

English

Subway

/səbwe/

noun

1. 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'"
    synonym:
  • metro
  • ,
  • tube
  • ,
  • underground
  • ,
  • subway system
  • ,
  • subway

2. An underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

    synonym:
  • underpass
  • ,
  • subway

Examples of using

I prefer to go by subway, rather than by train.
Could I have a subway map, please?
I meet Mihaela every morning at the subway.