Associations to the word «Subway»


SUBWAY, noun. (North America) (Scotland) An underground railway, especially for mass transit of people in urban areas.
SUBWAY, noun. (US) A rapid transit system, regardless of the elevation of its right of way.
SUBWAY, noun. (British) An underground walkway, tunnel for pedestrians (called pedestrian underpass in US).
SUBWAY, verb. (intransitive) (US) (informal) To travel by underground railway.
SUBWAY SERIES, noun. (baseball) (US) nickname for a cross-town playoff battle between the New York Mets and New York Yankees
SUBWAY SERIES, noun. (baseball) (US) (dated) nickname for a crosstown baseball series playoff between two New York City baseball clubs; the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees.
SUBWAY TILE, noun. A style of white glazed ceramic tile, as used on the walls of the New York City subway stations in the early twentieth century, especially the 3" × 6" size then used.

Dictionary definition

SUBWAY, noun. 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'".
SUBWAY, noun. An underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway.

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