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English noun: subway

1. subway (artifact) an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

SamplesIn Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'.

Synonymsmetro, subway system, tube, underground

Broader (hypernym)railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system

2. subway (artifact) an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway


Broader (hypernym)tunnel

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