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Definition of "sub" []

  • Informal See submarine. (noun)
  • Informal See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine. (noun)
  • A substitute. (noun)
  • To act as a substitute. (verb-intransitive)
  • Short for several words beginning with sub- (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An advance payment of wages or salary (noun)
  • To serve as a substitute (verb)
  • To act as a substitute (for) (verb)
  • To grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary) (verb)
  • To apply a substratum to (a film or plate base) (verb)

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Use "sub" in a sentence
  • "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."