Associations to the word «Sub»


SUB, noun. A submarine.
SUB, noun. A submarine sandwich—a sandwich made on a long bun.
SUB, noun. (US) (informal) A substitute.
SUB, noun. (British) (informal) A substitute in a football (soccer) game: someone who comes on in place of another player part way through the game.
SUB, noun. (British) (informal) (often in plural) Short for subscription: a payment made for membership of a club, etc.
SUB, noun. (informal) A submissive in BDSM practices.
SUB, noun. (Internet) (informal) A subtitle.
SUB, noun. (computing) (programming) A subroutine (sometimes one that does not return a value, as distinguished from a function, which does).
SUB, noun. (colloquial) (dated) A subordinate.
SUB, noun. (colloquial) (dated) A subaltern.
SUB, verb. (US) (informal) To substitute for.
SUB, verb. (US) (informal) To work as a substitute teacher, especially in primary and secondary education.
SUB, verb. (British) (informal) (football) To replace (a player) with a substitute.
SUB, verb. (British) (informal) (football) Less commonly, and often as sub on, to bring on (a player) as a substitute.
SUB, verb. (British) To perform the work of a subeditor or copy editor; to subedit.
SUB, verb. (UK) (slang) (transitive) To lend.
SUB, verb. (slang) (intransitive) To subscribe.
SUB, verb. (BDSM) To take a submissive role.
SUB, preposition. Under.
SUB, verb. To coat with a layer of adhering material; to planarize by means of such a coating.
SUB, verb. (microscopy) To prepare (a slide) with an layer of transparent substance to support and/or fix the sample.
SUB ATOMIC, adjective. Alternative spelling of subatomic
SUB BENCH, noun. Substitutes' bench
SUB IN, verb. Replace something or take someone's place, especially in sports
SUB OUT, verb. To remove from something or to have one's place taken, especially in sports.
SUB ROSA, adjective. Carried out secretly or confidentially
SUB ROSA, adverb. In secret or covertly; privately or confidentially.
SUB ROSA, noun. (slang) Used in workers' compensation cases to mean covert surveillance video used to catch workers' compensation applicants and show that they are in fact not injured.
SUB SILENCIO, adverb. (legal) in a clearly implied but not overtly stated way
SUB TENDER, noun. A submarine tender.
SUB VOCE, adverb. Under the word or heading that has been specified

Dictionary definition

SUB, noun. A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States.
SUB, noun. A submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes.
SUB, verb. Be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet".

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