Definitions for: Sub


[n] a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
[n] 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
[v] be a substitute



Webster (1913) Definition: Sub- [L. sub under, below; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. upa to,
on, under, over. Cf. Hypo-, Super-.]
1. A prefix signifying under, below, beneath, and hence
often, in an inferior position or degree, in an imperfect
or partial state, as in subscribe, substruct, subserve,
subject, subordinate, subacid, subastringent, subgranular,
suborn. Sub- in Latin compounds often becomes sum- before
m, sur before r, and regularly becomes suc-, suf-, sug-,
and sup- before c, f, g, and p respectively. Before c, p,
and t it sometimes takes form sus- (by the dropping of b
from a collateral form, subs-).

2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting that the ingredient (of a
compound) signified by the term to which it is prefixed,is
present in only a small proportion, or less than the
normal amount; as, subsulphide, suboxide, etc. Prefixed to
the name of a salt it is equivalent to basic; as,
subacetate or basic acetate. [Obsoles.]


Sub, n.
A subordinate; a subaltern. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: bomber, Cuban sandwich, fill in, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Italian sandwich, pigboat, poor boy, stand in, submarine, submarine, submarine sandwich, substitute, torpedo, U-boat, wedge, zep

See Also: asdic, attack submarine, auxiliary research submarine, breather, change, conning tower, echo sounder, escape hatch, exchange, fleet ballistic missile submarine, interchange, nautilus, nuclear submarine, nuclear-powered submarine, periscope, sandwich, schnorchel, schnorkel, snorkel, snorkel breather, sonar, submersible, submersible warship

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