HyperDic: sub

English > 3 senses of the word sub:
VERBpossessionsub, substitute, stand in, fill inbe a substitute
NOUNfoodsub, bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zepa large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments)
artifactsub, submarine, pigboat, U-boata submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
sub > pronunciation
Soundssah'b
RhymesArab ... washtub: 23 rhymes with ahb...
English > sub: 3 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningA 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, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep
BroadersandwichTwo (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
Spanishhoagie, submarino, zep
Catalanhoagie, hoagy, zep
English > sub: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes.
Synonymssubmarine, pigboat, U-boat
Partsconning towerA raised bridge on a submarine
escape hatchhatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
periscopeAn optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field
snorkel, schnorkel, schnorchel, snorkel breather, breatherair passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes
sonar, echo sounder, asdicA measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return
Narrowerattack submarineA military submarine designed and armed to attack enemy / enemy shipping
auxiliary research submarineA submarine for research purposes
fleet ballistic missile submarineA submarine carrying ballistic missiles
nautilus, nuclear submarine, nuclear-powered submarineA submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
Broadersubmersible, submersible warshipA warship designed to operate under water
Spanishpigboat, submarino, sumergible, U-boat
Catalanpigboat, submarí, submergible
English > sub: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningBe a substitute.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"
  • "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
Synonymssubstitute, stand in, fill in
Broaderexchange, change, interchangeGive to, and receive from, one another
Spanishsuplir
Catalansuplir
Nounssubbingworking as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence

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