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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Shortened form of any of various words beginning sub-, such as submarine, subroutine, substitute, subscription.

The sandwich is so called because the bun's cylindrical shape resembles the shape of a submarine.

Noun

Singular
sub

Plural
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sub ({{{1}}})
  1. A submarine.
  2. A submarine sandwich—a sandwich made on a long bun.
    We can get subs at that deli.
  3. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A substitute.
    With the score 4 to 1, they brought in subs.
    She worked as a sub until she got her teaching certificate.
  4. (UK, informal) A substitute in a football (soccer) game: someone who comes on in place of another player part way through the game.
  5. (UK, informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Short for subscription: a payment made for membership of a club, etc.
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Verb

Infinitive
to sub

Third person singular
sub

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
b

to sub (third-person singular simple present sub, present participle b, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To substitute for.
  2. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To work as a substitute teacher, especially in primary and secondary education.
  3. (UK, informal) (soccer) To replace (a player) with a substitute.
    He never really made a contribution to the match, so it was no surprise when he was subbed at half time.
  4. (UK, informal) (soccer) Less commonly, and often as sub on, to bring on (a player) as a substitute.
    He was subbed on half way through the second half, and scored within minutes.

Etymology 2

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Preposition

sub

  1. Under.

Esperanto

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:eo:Template:lang:la derivations]] sub.

Preposition

sub

  1. under

Ido

Preposition

sub

  1. under

Latin

Etymology 1

Preposition

sub [[Category:Template:lang:la prepositions|sub]] (+ ablative)

  1. under, beneath
  2. behind
  3. at the foot of
  4. within, during
  5. about (time)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Preposition

sub [[Category:Template:lang:la prepositions|sub]] (+ accusative)

  1. under, up to, up under, close to (of a motion)
  2. until, before, up to, about

Romanian

Preposition

sub [[Category:Template:lang:ro prepositions|sub]]

  1. under

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