American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal See submarine.
- n. Informal See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine.
- n. A substitute.
- v. To act as a substitute.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prefix of Latin origin, meaning ‘under, below, beneath,’ or ‘from under.’ It occurs in its literal sense in many words, verbs, adjectives, and nouns, taken from the Latin, as in
subjacent, underlying, subscribe, underwrite, subside, sit down, submerge, plunge down, etc., the literal sense being in many cases not felt in English, as in subject, subjoin, subtract, etc.
- 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.
- n. A submarine.
- n. A submarine sandwich—a sandwich made on a long bun.
- n. US, informal A substitute.
- n. UK, informal A substitute in a football (soccer) game: someone who comes on in place of another player part way through the game.
- n. UK, informal, often in plural Short for subscription: a payment made for membership of a club, etc.
- n. informal A submissive in BDSM practices.
- n. Internet, informal Short for subtitle.
- n. computing, programming A subroutine (sometimes one that does not return a value, as distinguished from a function, which does).
- n. colloquial, dated A subordinate.
- n. colloquial, dated A subaltern.
- v. US, informal To substitute for.
- v. US, informal To work as a substitute teacher, especially in primary and secondary education.
- v. UK, informal (soccer) To replace (a player) with a substitute.
- v. UK, informal (soccer) Less commonly, and often as sub on, to bring on (a player) as a substitute.
- v. UK To perform the work of a subeditor or copy editor; to subedit.
- v. UK, slang, transitive To lend.
- v. slang, intransitive To subscribe.
- prep. Under.
- v. To coat with a layer of adhering material; to planarize by means of such a coating.
- v. microscopy To prepare (a slide) with an layer of transparent substance to support and/or fix the sample.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. 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.
- 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
- From Latin sub. (Wiktionary)
“The term sub-irrigated refers to the high water table that keeps the soil moist much of the year.”
“We all knew that not all political Gurus are well-versed in economics and the term sub-prime was quite foreign to them.”
“Sub-primes generally are for those individuals who have poor credit, hence the term sub-prime.”
“It is real UMPC, although some computer magazine still us the term sub notebooks like the Sony Vaio.”
“The main forerunner in using the term sub-imperialism about Brazil is the Brazilian economist Ruy Mauro Marini,  one of the fathers of the school of dependence.”
“The DVM that exposes the super latches use the term sub-latch, sys. dm_os_sublatches.”
“The term sub prime i guess can be given to the other loans the MMs give out.”
“Mr. Barnard said the planned sale of the U.S. life business, which he describes as sub-scale and not a very big contributor to group sales, was already widely anticipated.”
“There's a lot of jobs still are open, that have not yet been confirmed at the -- at the very highest levels, what they call the sub-Cabinet positions, because they wanted to wait to get the Cabinet secretaries in place.”
“This is making a northward turn before it even has a chance to stay on what we call the sub tropical ridge which typically shoots these things to the west.”
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