Definition of “subway” - English Dictionary

“subway” in British English

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subwaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌb.weɪ/ us /ˈsʌb.weɪ/

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subway noun [ C ] (RAILWAY)

A1 mainly US UK usually underground a railway system in which electric trains travel through tunnels below ground:

We took the subway uptown to Yankee Stadium.
A guy gave me his seat on the subway.

subway noun [ C ] (PASSAGE)

B2 UK an underground passage that allows people on foot to cross a busy road

(Definition of “subway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“subway” in American English

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subwaynoun [ C ]

us /ˈsʌb·weɪ/

an underground, electric railroad in a city:

Take the subway to Times Square.

Br A subway is an underground passage that people who are walking can use to cross under a busy street.

(Definition of “subway” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)