- an underground way or passage
- Chiefly Brit. an underpass for pedestrians
- an underground, metropolitan electric railway or the tunnel through which it runs
- The Washington, DC Metro is an example of a subway.
- The tunnel that a New York City train runs through is an example of a subway.
The definition of a subway is an underground train system, or an underground passage.
- a. An underground urban railroad, usually operated by electricity.b. A passage for such a railroad.
- An underground tunnel or passage, as for a water main or for pedestrians.
(third-person singular simple present subways, present participle subwaying, simple past and past participle subwayed)
- (intransitive, US, informal) To travel by underground railway.
sub- (“under") + way
- Then you'd get on the bus or subway and go to the polling place and vote.
- Subway lines, begun in 1904, connect Brooklyn with the subway system of Manhattan.
- The subway was built by the city, but leased and operated by a private company on such terms as to repay its cost in forty years.
- The East London line connects Shoreditch with New Cross (Deptford) by way of the Thames Tunnel, a subway under the river originally built for footpassengers.
- Around the peninsula are spanned by causeways and bridges, East Boston only, that the harbours may be open to the navyyard at Charlestown, being reached by ferry (1870), and by the electric subway under the harbour.