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.
The coach subbed fresh players toward the end of the game. The cook subbed margarine for butter.
An example of sub is to put in a different player when a player gets injured.
A graduate student subbing for the regular teacher.
With the score 4 to 1, they brought in subs.
She worked as a sub until she got her teaching certificate.
He never really made a contribution to the match, so it was no surprise when he was subbed at half time.
He was subbed on half way through the second half, and scored within minutes.
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
- The sandwich is so called because the bun's cylindrical shape resembles the shape of a submarine.
- From Latin sub.