Subway is an abbreviation for "Subway system." A subway system is a network of underground train stations that runs throughout a city or town.

  • He lives close to the subway, so he uses it to commute to work every day.

  • The subway is very crowded today, because it's rush hour.

Definition of subways


an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)


metro, subway system, tube, underground


an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway



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Example Sentences for subways

  • 1

    A subway is slower than a train.

  • 2

    In the meantime, Moon Knight takes the fight to a speeding subway train.

  • 3

    The Carmelit is the only subway in Israel.

  • 4

    The subway station platform is in the foreground.

  • 5

    Most people in the area take the subway.

  • 6

    The Common Tunnel is the bottleneck of the subway system.

  • 7

    There are several rovers near the subway station.

  • 8

    Subway voyeur was sentenced to one year in prison.

  • 9

    Access to the platforms was by a path and subway from the booking office.

  • 10

    Kevin is then smashed between the subway and the side wall of the tunnel.