Meaning of SUB in English


n. & v. colloq.


1. a submarine.

2 a subscription.

3 a substitute.

4 a sub-editor.

5 Mil. a subaltern.

6 Brit. an advance or loan against expected income.

--v. (subbed, subbing)

1. intr. (usu. foll. by for) act as a substitute for a person.

2 tr. Brit. lend or advance (a sum) to (a person) against expected income.

3 tr. sub-edit.

Etymology: abbr.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.