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sub

Noun

1 a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States [syn: bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep]
2 a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes [syn: submarine, pigboat, U-boat] v : be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet" [syn: substitute, stand in, fill in] [also: subbing, subbed]

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English

Pronunciation

  • , /sʌb/, /sVb/
  • Rhymes with: -ʌb

Etymology

Shortened form of any of various words beginning sub-, such as submarine, substitute, subscription.

Noun

  1. A submarine
  2. A submarine sandwich—a sandwich made on a long bun, so called because the bun's cylindrical shape resembles the shape of a submarine
    We can get subs at that deli.
  3. A substitute.
    With the score 4 to 1, they brought in subs.
    She worked as a sub until she got her teaching certificate.
  4. A substitute in a football (soccer) game: someone who comes on in place of another player part way through the game.
  5. Short for subscription: a payment made for membership of a club etc.

Translations

a submarine
submarine sandwich

Verb

  1. To substitute for.
  2. To work as a substitute teacher, especially in primary and secondary education.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Esperanto

Etymology

From sub.

Preposition

  1. under

Ido

Preposition

  1. under

Latin

Etymology 1

Preposition

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Derived terms

Etymology 2

Preposition

(+ )

Romanian

Preposition

  1. under

Extensive Definition

Sub- is a prefix derived from Latin, meaning "under", "below", or "less than". The analogous Greek prefix is "hypo-". Antonym: supra.
As a word, sub is an abbreviation for:
SUB is:
sub in German: Sub
sub in Esperanto: SUB
sub in Italian: SUB
sub in Japanese: サブ
sub in Dutch: Sub

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

U-boat, U-boot, Unterseeboot, act for, agent, alternate, alternative, analogy, backup, change, change places with, changeling, collateral, common, comparison, copy, counterfeit, crowd out, cut out, demeaning, dependent, deputy, disadvantaged, displace, double, double for, dummy, equal, equivalent, ersatz, exchange, fake, fill in for, fill-in, ghost, ghostwrite, ghostwriter, humble, imitation, in the shade, inferior, infra dig, junior, less, lesser, locum tenens, low, lower, lowly, makeshift, metaphor, metonymy, minor, modest, next best thing, ordinary, personnel, phony, pigboat, pinch hitter, pinch-hit, proxy, relief, relieve, replace, replacement, represent, representative, reserves, ringer, second rank, second string, secondary, servile, sign, spares, spell, spell off, stand in for, stand-in, subaltern, subject, submarine, submersible, subordinate, subrogate, subservient, substituent, substitute, substitute for, substitution, succedaneum, succeed, supersede, superseder, supplant, supplanter, surrogate, swap places with, symbol, synecdoche, third rank, third string, token, tributary, under, underprivileged, understudy, understudy for, utility player, vicar, vice-president, vice-regent, vulgar
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