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English noun: sub

1. sub (food) 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


Synonymsbomber, Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Italian sandwich, poor boy, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep


Broader (hypernym)sandwich

2. sub (artifact) a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes


Synonymspigboat, submarine, U-boat


Broader (hypernym)submersible, submersible warship


Narrower (hyponym)attack submarine, auxiliary research submarine, fleet ballistic missile submarine, nautilus, nuclear submarine, nuclear-powered submarine


Part holonymasdic, breather, conning tower, echo sounder, escape hatch, periscope, schnorchel, schnorkel, snorkel, snorkel breather, sonar


English verb: sub

1. sub (possession) be a substitute


SamplesThe young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague.
The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet.


Synonymsfill in, stand in, substitute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change, exchange, interchange









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