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sub

  

      n  
1    short for several words beginning with sub-, such as subaltern, subeditor, submarine, subordinate, subscription, substandard, substitute, and substratum (in photography)  
2      (Brit)  
informal   an advance payment of wages or salary,   (Formal term)    subsistence allowance  
      vb   , subs, subbing, subbed  
3    intr   to serve as a substitute  
4    intr  
Informal   to act as a substitute (for)  
5      (Brit)  
informal   to grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary)  
6    tr  
Informal      short for       subedit  
7    tr     (Photog)   to apply a substratum to (a film or plate base)  


sub.  
      abbrev. for  
1    subeditor  
2    subito (in music)  
3    subscription  
4    substitute  
5    suburb(an)  
6    subway  
sub-  
      prefix  
1    situated under or beneath  
subterranean     
2    secondary in rank; subordinate  
subeditor     
3    falling short of; less than or imperfectly  
subarctic, subhuman     
4    forming a subdivision or subordinate part of a whole  
subcommittee     
5      (in chemistry)  
a    indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified element  
suboxide     
b    indicating that a salt is basic salt  
subacetate     
     (from Latin sub)  
sub judice  
      adj   usually postpositive   before a court of law or a judge; under judicial consideration  
     (Latin)  
sub-machine-gun  
      n   a portable automatic or semiautomatic light gun with a short barrel, firing pistol ammunition: designed to be fired from the hip or shoulder  
sub-post office  
      n   (in Britain) a post office run by a sub-postmaster or sub-postmistress as a self-employed agent for the Post Office  
sub rosa  
      adv   in secret  
     (Latin, literally: under the rose; from the rose that, in ancient times, was hung over the council table, as a token of secrecy)  
sub-Saharan  
      adj   in, of, or relating to Africa south of the Sahara desert  
Thompson sub-machine-gun  
      n   Trademark   a .45 calibre sub-machine-gun,   (Also called)    Tommy gun  
     (C20: after John T. Thompson (1860--1940), US Army Officer, its coinventor)  
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subito  
      adv     (Music)   (preceding or following a dynamic marking, etc.) suddenly; immediately,   (Abbrev.)    sub         
     (C18: via Italian from Latin: suddenly, from subitus sudden, from subire to approach, from sub- (indicating stealth) + ire to go)  


sub         
      n  
1    short for several words beginning with sub-, such as subaltern, subeditor, submarine, subordinate, subscription, substandard, substitute, and substratum (in photography)  
2      (Brit)  
informal   an advance payment of wages or salary,   (Formal term)    subsistence allowance  
      vb   , subs, subbing, subbed  
3    intr   to serve as a substitute  
4    intr  
Informal   to act as a substitute (for)  
5      (Brit)  
informal   to grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary)  
6    tr  
Informal      short for       subedit  
7    tr     (Photog)   to apply a substratum to (a film or plate base)  
sub.  
      abbrev. for  
1    subeditor  
2    subito (in music)  
3    subscription  
4    substitute  
5    suburb(an)  
6    subway  
sub-  
      prefix  
1    situated under or beneath  
subterranean     
2    secondary in rank; subordinate  
subeditor     
3    falling short of; less than or imperfectly  
subarctic, subhuman     
4    forming a subdivision or subordinate part of a whole  
subcommittee     
5      (in chemistry)  
a    indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified element  
suboxide     
b    indicating that a salt is basic salt  
subacetate     
     (from Latin sub)  
sub judice  
      adj   usually postpositive   before a court of law or a judge; under judicial consideration  
     (Latin)  
sub-machine-gun  
      n   a portable automatic or semiautomatic light gun with a short barrel, firing pistol ammunition: designed to be fired from the hip or shoulder  
sub-post office  
      n   (in Britain) a post office run by a sub-postmaster or sub-postmistress as a self-employed agent for the Post Office  
sub rosa  
      adv   in secret  
     (Latin, literally: under the rose; from the rose that, in ancient times, was hung over the council table, as a token of secrecy)  
sub-Saharan  
      adj   in, of, or relating to Africa south of the Sahara desert  
Thompson sub-machine-gun  
      n   Trademark   a .45 calibre sub-machine-gun,   (Also called)    Tommy gun  
     (C20: after John T. Thompson (1860--1940), US Army Officer, its coinventor)  

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submarine  
      n  
1    a vessel, esp. one designed for warfare, capable of operating for protracted periods below the surface of the sea,   (Often shortened to)    sub         
2    modifier  
a    of or relating to a submarine  
a submarine captain     
b    occurring or situated below the surface of the sea  
a submarine cable     


sub         
      n  
1    short for several words beginning with sub-, such as subaltern, subeditor, submarine, subordinate, subscription, substandard, substitute, and substratum (in photography)  
2      (Brit)  
informal   an advance payment of wages or salary,   (Formal term)    subsistence allowance  
      vb   , subs, subbing, subbed  
3    intr   to serve as a substitute  
4    intr  
Informal   to act as a substitute (for)  
5      (Brit)  
informal   to grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary)  
6    tr  
Informal      short for       subedit  
7    tr     (Photog)   to apply a substratum to (a film or plate base)  
sub.  
      abbrev. for  
1    subeditor  
2    subito (in music)  
3    subscription  
4    substitute  
5    suburb(an)  
6    subway  
sub-  
      prefix  
1    situated under or beneath  
subterranean     
2    secondary in rank; subordinate  
subeditor     
3    falling short of; less than or imperfectly  
subarctic, subhuman     
4    forming a subdivision or subordinate part of a whole  
subcommittee     
5      (in chemistry)  
a    indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified element  
suboxide     
b    indicating that a salt is basic salt  
subacetate     
     (from Latin sub)  
sub judice  
      adj   usually postpositive   before a court of law or a judge; under judicial consideration  
     (Latin)  
sub-machine-gun  
      n   a portable automatic or semiautomatic light gun with a short barrel, firing pistol ammunition: designed to be fired from the hip or shoulder  
sub-post office  
      n   (in Britain) a post office run by a sub-postmaster or sub-postmistress as a self-employed agent for the Post Office  
sub rosa  
      adv   in secret  
     (Latin, literally: under the rose; from the rose that, in ancient times, was hung over the council table, as a token of secrecy)  
sub-Saharan  
      adj   in, of, or relating to Africa south of the Sahara desert  
Thompson sub-machine-gun  
      n   Trademark   a .45 calibre sub-machine-gun,   (Also called)    Tommy gun  
     (C20: after John T. Thompson (1860--1940), US Army Officer, its coinventor)  

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subscription  
      n  
1    a payment or promise of payment for consecutive issues of a magazine, newspaper, book, etc., over a specified period of time  
2   
a    the advance purchase of tickets for a series of concerts, operas, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a subscription concert     
3    an amount of money paid or promised, as to a charity, or the fund raised in this way  
4    an offer to buy shares or bonds issued by a company  
5    the act of signing one's name to a document, etc.  
6    a signature or other appendage attached to the bottom of a document, etc.  
7    agreement, consent, or acceptance expressed by or as if by signing one's name  
8    a signed document, statement, etc.  
9      (Chiefly Brit)   the membership dues or fees paid to a society or club  
10    acceptance of a fixed body of articles of faith, doctrines, or principles laid down as universally binding upon all the members of a Church  
11      (Med)   that part of a written prescription directing the pharmacist how to mix and prepare the ingredients: rarely seen today as modern drugs are mostly prepackaged by the manufacturers  
12    an advance order for a new product  
13   
a    the sale of books, etc., prior to printing  
b    (as modifier)  
a subscription edition     
14    Archaic   allegiance; submission,   (Abbrev.)    sub         
  subscriptive      adj  


sub         
      n  
1    short for several words beginning with sub-, such as subaltern, subeditor, submarine, subordinate, subscription, substandard, substitute, and substratum (in photography)  
2      (Brit)  
informal   an advance payment of wages or salary,   (Formal term)    subsistence allowance  
      vb   , subs, subbing, subbed  
3    intr   to serve as a substitute  
4    intr  
Informal   to act as a substitute (for)  
5      (Brit)  
informal   to grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary)  
6    tr  
Informal      short for       subedit  
7    tr     (Photog)   to apply a substratum to (a film or plate base)  
sub.  
      abbrev. for  
1    subeditor  
2    subito (in music)  
3    subscription  
4    substitute  
5    suburb(an)  
6    subway  
sub-  
      prefix  
1    situated under or beneath  
subterranean     
2    secondary in rank; subordinate  
subeditor     
3    falling short of; less than or imperfectly  
subarctic, subhuman     
4    forming a subdivision or subordinate part of a whole  
subcommittee     
5      (in chemistry)  
a    indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified element  
suboxide     
b    indicating that a salt is basic salt  
subacetate     
     (from Latin sub)  
sub judice  
      adj   usually postpositive   before a court of law or a judge; under judicial consideration  
     (Latin)  
sub-machine-gun  
      n   a portable automatic or semiautomatic light gun with a short barrel, firing pistol ammunition: designed to be fired from the hip or shoulder  
sub-post office  
      n   (in Britain) a post office run by a sub-postmaster or sub-postmistress as a self-employed agent for the Post Office  
sub rosa  
      adv   in secret  
     (Latin, literally: under the rose; from the rose that, in ancient times, was hung over the council table, as a token of secrecy)  
sub-Saharan  
      adj   in, of, or relating to Africa south of the Sahara desert  
Thompson sub-machine-gun  
      n   Trademark   a .45 calibre sub-machine-gun,   (Also called)    Tommy gun  
     (C20: after John T. Thompson (1860--1940), US Army Officer, its coinventor)  

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substitute  
      vb  
1    often foll by: for   to serve or cause to serve in place of another person or thing  
2      (Chem)   to replace (an atom or group in a molecule) with (another atom or group)  
3      (Logic, maths)   to replace (one expression) by (another) in the context of a third, as replacing x + y for x in 3x = k gives 3x + 3y = k  
      n  
4   
a    a person or thing that serves in place of another, such as a player in a game who takes the place of an injured colleague  
b    (as modifier)  
a substitute goalkeeper        (Often shortened to)    sub         
5      (Grammar)      another name for       pro-form  
6      (Canadian)      another name for       supply teacher  
7      (Nautical)      another word for       repeater       5  
8    (formerly) a person paid to replace another due for military service  
     (C16: from Latin substituere, from sub- in place of + statuere to set up)  
  substitutable      adj  
  substitutability      n  
Substitute is sometimes wrongly used where replace is meant: he replaced (not substituted) the worn tyre with a new one  


sub         
      n  
1    short for several words beginning with sub-, such as subaltern, subeditor, submarine, subordinate, subscription, substandard, substitute, and substratum (in photography)  
2      (Brit)  
informal   an advance payment of wages or salary,   (Formal term)    subsistence allowance  
      vb   , subs, subbing, subbed  
3    intr   to serve as a substitute  
4    intr  
Informal   to act as a substitute (for)  
5      (Brit)  
informal   to grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary)  
6    tr  
Informal      short for       subedit  
7    tr     (Photog)   to apply a substratum to (a film or plate base)  
sub.  
      abbrev. for  
1    subeditor  
2    subito (in music)  
3    subscription  
4    substitute  
5    suburb(an)  
6    subway  
sub-  
      prefix  
1    situated under or beneath  
subterranean     
2    secondary in rank; subordinate  
subeditor     
3    falling short of; less than or imperfectly  
subarctic, subhuman     
4    forming a subdivision or subordinate part of a whole  
subcommittee     
5      (in chemistry)  
a    indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified element  
suboxide     
b    indicating that a salt is basic salt  
subacetate     
     (from Latin sub)  
sub judice  
      adj   usually postpositive   before a court of law or a judge; under judicial consideration  
     (Latin)  
sub-machine-gun  
      n   a portable automatic or semiautomatic light gun with a short barrel, firing pistol ammunition: designed to be fired from the hip or shoulder  
sub-post office  
      n   (in Britain) a post office run by a sub-postmaster or sub-postmistress as a self-employed agent for the Post Office  
sub rosa  
      adv   in secret  
     (Latin, literally: under the rose; from the rose that, in ancient times, was hung over the council table, as a token of secrecy)  
sub-Saharan  
      adj   in, of, or relating to Africa south of the Sahara desert  
Thompson sub-machine-gun  
      n   Trademark   a .45 calibre sub-machine-gun,   (Also called)    Tommy gun  
     (C20: after John T. Thompson (1860--1940), US Army Officer, its coinventor)  

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sub rosa

  
  
behind closed doors, in camera, in secret, in strict confidence, secretly  

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