from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal See submarine.
- n. Informal See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine.
- n. A substitute.
- intransitive v. To act as a substitute.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A submarine.
- n. A submarine sandwich—a sandwich made on a long bun.
- n. A substitute.
- n. A substitute in a football (soccer) game: someone who comes on in place of another player part way through the game.
- n. Short for subscription: a payment made for membership of a club, etc.
- n. A submissive in BDSM practices.
- n. Short for subtitle.
- n. A subroutine (sometimes one that does not return a value, as distinguished from a function, which does).
- n. A subordinate.
- n. A subaltern.
- v. To substitute for.
- v. To work as a substitute teacher, especially in primary and secondary education.
- v. (soccer) To replace (a player) with a substitute.
- v. (soccer) Less commonly, and often as sub on, to bring on (a player) as a substitute.
- v. To perform the work of a subeditor or copy editor; to subedit.
- v. To lend.
- v. To subscribe.
- prep. Under.
- v. To coat with a layer of adhering material; to planarize by means of such a coating.
- v. To prepare (a slide) with an layer of transparent substance to support and/or fix the sample.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A subordinate; a subaltern.
- n. a shortened form of submarine, the boat.
- n. a shortened form of submarine sandwich; also called hero, hero sandwich, and grinder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prefix of Latin origin, meaning ‘under, below, beneath,’ or ‘from under.’
- n. A subaltern; a subordinate.
- n. A substitute; specifically, one who is willing to serve as a substitute for a regular compositor on a newspaper.
- To act as a substitute; specifically, to act as the substitute of another in a composing-room.
- To subirrigate. See subbing, 2.
- An abbreviation of subject
- of substitute
- of suburb
- of suburban.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be a substitute
- n. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
- n. 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
Shortened form of any of various words beginning sub-, such as submarine, subroutine, substitute, subscription. (Wiktionary)
From Latin sub. (Wiktionary)