(noun, verb, preposition)


1. 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

Similar word(s): bomber, grinder, hero, hoagie, hoagy, submarine, torpedo, wedge, zep

Definition categories: food, sandwich

2. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

Similar word(s): pigboat, submarine

Definition categories: man–made, submersible

Sentences with sub as a noun:

- We can get subs at that deli.

- With the score 4 to 1, they brought in subs.She worked as a sub until she got her teaching certificate.

- I've just noticed a mistake in the subs for this film.


1. Under.


1. be a substitute

- The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague

- The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet

Similar word(s): substitute

Definition categories: possession, change, exchange, interchange

Sentences with sub as a verb:

- He never really made a contribution to the match, so it was no surprise when he was subbed at half time.

- He was subbed on half way through the second half, and scored within minutes.