Meaning of SUB in English

SUB

I. ˈsəb adjective

Etymology: short for subordinate

: auxiliary , subordinate , secondary

a sub post office

a sub theme in a music

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

: substitute

III. verb

( subbed ; subbed ; subbing ; subs )

Etymology: in sense 1, short for substitute (II) ; in sense 2, short for subsistence

intransitive verb

1. : to act and especially work as a substitute

subbing for the absent men

2. chiefly Britain : to provide or accept a portion of wages in advance as a subsistence allowance

transitive verb

1.

[by shortening]

: subedit

2.

[by shortening]

: subirrigate

3.

[short for substratum ]

: to apply a substratum to (a photographic film or plate)

IV. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

: submarine

V. noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for substratum

: a photographic substratum

VI. abbreviation

1. subaltern

2. subcontractor

3. sublieutenant

4. submerge; submerged

5. subordinate

6. subscriber; subscription

7. subsidiary

8. suburb; suburban

9. subway

10. supplementary unemployment benefit

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