Sub meaning

sŭb
Sub is short for submarine, subscription, substitute or a submarine sandwich.

An example of a sub is an underwater boat used by the Navy.

An example of a sub is your annual subscription to Glamour magazine.

An example of a sub is the teacher that comes in when the regular teacher is out sick.

An example of a sub is the sandwich you can get at a lunch take-out counter.

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To put or use (a person or thing) as a substitute.

The coach subbed fresh players toward the end of the game. The cook subbed margarine for butter.

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To sub is to substitute, to use someone or something instead of the person or object normally used.

An example of sub is to put in a different player when a player gets injured.

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Subaltern.
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A submarine sandwich.
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A submarine.
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A substitute.
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To act as a substitute.

A graduate student subbing for the regular teacher.

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Below; under; beneath.

Subsoil.

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To be a substitute (for someone)
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Substitute(s)
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Suburb(an)
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Under, beneath, below, from beneath.

Submarine, subsolar.

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Lower in rank, position, or importance than; inferior or subordinate to.

Subaltern, subhead.

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A prefix that means “underneath or lower” (as in subsoil ), “a subordinate or secondary part of something else” (as in subphylum. ), or “less than completely” (as in subtropical. )
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Used in place of a character that is known to be invalid, i.e., in error. Also used to indicate a character used in place of one that cannot be represented on a given device, e.g., e may be used in place of (epsilon) or d may be used in place of (delta). 14.
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A submarine sandwich"”a sandwich made on a long bun.

We can get subs at that deli.

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(US, informal) A substitute.

With the score 4 to 1, they brought in subs.

She worked as a sub until she got her teaching certificate.

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(UK, informal) A substitute in a football (soccer) game: someone who comes on in place of another player part way through the game.
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(UK, informal, often in plural) Short for subscription: a payment made for membership of a club, etc.
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(informal) A submissive in BDSM practices.
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(Internet, informal) Short for subtitle.
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(computing, programming) A subroutine (sometimes one that does not return a value, as distinguished from a function, which does).
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(colloquial, dated) A subordinate.
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(colloquial, dated) A subaltern.
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Subaltern.
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To a lesser degree than, somewhat, slightly.

Subhuman, subaquatic.

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(US, informal) To substitute for.
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(US, informal) To work as a substitute teacher, especially in primary and secondary education.
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(UK, informal, soccer) To replace (a player) with a substitute.

He never really made a contribution to the match, so it was no surprise when he was subbed at half time.

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(UK, informal, soccer) Less commonly, and often as sub on, to bring on (a player) as a substitute.

He was subbed on half way through the second half, and scored within minutes.

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(UK) To perform the work of a subeditor or copy editor; to subedit.
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(UK, slang) To lend.
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(slang, intransitive) To subscribe.
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(BDSM) To take a submissive role.
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To coat with a layer of adhering material; to planarize by means of such a coating.
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(microscopy) To prepare (a slide) with an layer of transparent substance to support and/or fix the sample.
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Bus, bus.
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Less than completely or normally; nearly; almost.

Subhuman.

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Origin of sub

  • < L sub, under, below: see up
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • Middle English from Latin from sub under upo in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Shortened form of any of various words beginning sub-, such as submarine, subroutine, substitute, subscription.
    From Wiktionary
  • The sandwich is so called because the bun's cylindrical shape resembles the shape of a submarine.
    From Wiktionary
  • From the Latin sub, meaning under
    From Wiktionary
  • From Latin sub.
    From Wiktionary