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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sub judice
▪ Page 16 Spillage from nuclear sub.
▪ But the real workhorse of the Galapagos operation was the tiny sub called the Alvin.
▪ The annual sub will vary between £200 for men and £65 for juveniles, but entrance fees have been waived for the time being.
▪ Finally, with less than two minutes left in the game, she starts subbing.
▪ Jody starts subbing deep from the bench.
▪ With four minutes left, the Ducks are up by twenty-two, and Jody is confident enough to start subbing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

submarine sandwich \sub`ma*rine" sand"wich\, n. A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced variously, and often having oil or other dressing applied; called also hoagie, hero, hero sandwich, grinder, sub, submarine, poor boy, and Italian sandwich. A single such sandwich may consitute a substantial meal. Very large variants are sometimes prepared for social gatherings and cut into pieces for individual consumption.


Submarine \Sub`ma*rine"\, n.

  1. A submarine boat; a ship that can travel under the surface of the water. Most such ships are ships of war, as part of a navy, but submarines are also used for oceanic research. Also called sub and (from the German U-Boot) U-boat. esp., (Nav.), a submarine torpedo boat; -- called specif. submergible submarine when capable of operating at various depths and of traveling considerable distances under water, and submersible submarine when capable of being only partly submerged, i.e., so that the conning tower, etc., is still above water. The latter type and most of the former type are submerged as desired by regulating the amount of water admitted to the ballast tanks and sink on an even keel; some of the former type effect submersion while under way by means of horizontal rudders, in some cases also with admission of water to the ballast tanks.

  2. A stowaway on a seagoing vessel. [Colloq.]

  3. A submarine sandwich.

    Nuclear submarine A submarine powered by a nuclear reactor.

    Attack submarine A submarine designed to attack other ships, including other submarines.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

shortened form of substitute (n.), 1830; the verb in this sense is from 1853. Related: Subbed; subbing. From 1917 as short for submarine (n.).


Etymology 1 n. 1 A submarine. 2 A submarine sandwich—a sandwich made on a long bun. 3 (context US informal English) A substitute. 4 (context British informal English) A substitute in a football (soccer) game: someone who comes on in place of another player part way through the game. 5 (context British informal often in plural English) Short for subscription: a payment made for membership of a club, etc. 6 (context informal English) A submissive in BDSM practices. 7 (context Internet informal English) A subtitle. 8 (context computing programming English) A subroutine (sometimes one that does not return a value, as distinguished from a function, which does). 9 (context colloquial dated English) A subordinate. 10 (context colloquial dated English) A subaltern. vb. 1 (context US informal English) To substitute for. 2 (context US informal English) To work as a substitute teacher, especially in primary and secondary education. 3 (context British informal football English) To replace (a player) with a substitute. 4 (context British informal football English) Less commonly, and often as '''sub on''', to bring on (a player) as a substitute. 5 (context British English) To perform the work of a subeditor or copy editor; to subedit. 6 (context UK slang transitive English) To lend. 7 (context slang intransitive English) To subscribe. 8 (context BDSM English) To take a submissive role. Etymology 2

prep. under. vb. 1 To coat with a layer of adhering material; to planarize by means of such a coating. 2 (context microscopy English) To prepare (a slide) with an layer of transparent substance to support and/or fix the sample.

  1. 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 [syn: bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep]

  2. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes [syn: submarine, pigboat, U-boat]

  3. [also: subbing, subbed]

  1. v. 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" [syn: substitute, stand in, fill in]

  2. [also: subbing, subbed]

Sub (TV channel)

Sub (formerly TVTV! and Subtv) is a Finnish TV channel owned by Bonnier. The previous owner Alma Media sold Sub and its sister channels ( MTV3, MTV Max, AVA Radio Nova and Sävelradio) to Swedish Bonnier and Proventus in 2005.


Sub may refer to:

  • Subeditor, somebody who copy edits for a newspaper or magazine
  • Submarine
  • Submarine sandwich
  • Subscription
  • Substitute (disambiguation)
  • Substitute teacher
  • Subtitle (captioning)
  • Bottom (BDSM), also called "sub" (short for "submissive")
  • Subwoofer loudspeaker
  • Sub (TV channel)
  • SUB as subtraction command in processor instruction set
  • Substitute character, one of the C0 and C1 control codes
  • .sub (disambiguation), several file extensions
  • <nowiki><sub></nowiki>, an HTML tag used to put a character string as a subscript
  • the subservient partner in sadomachistic role games


  • Seafarers' Union of Burma
  • Summit Bancorp
  • Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia
Sub (album)

Sub is the debut album by Swiss industrial metal band Apollyon Sun, released in 2000 on Mayan Records.

Work on a full album, Sub began at London's Trident Studios in 1998, with renowned producer Roli Mosimann (Björk, Marilyn Manson, Faith No More). Further recording and mixing sessions took place at Manhattan's EastSide Sound, London's Nomis Studios, and at various studio locations in Switzerland. Sub features prominent final mixes by Mosimann, John Fryer (HIM, Nine Inch Nails), and Apollyon Sun themselves. Sub was released globally through Mayan Records in late summer 2000, after two years of studio work.

"Human III" continues from a song developed by Tom Gabriel Fischer, following on from "Human (Intro)" from Celtic Frost's Morbid Tales and "Human II" from Celtic Frost's Cold Lake. "Messiah (Second Coming)" is a remake of the Hellhammer song Messiah. Hellhammer being one of Tom Gabriel Fischer's former bands. "Reefer Boy" and "Concrete Satan" both appeared on the God Leaves (And Dies) EP, however they have been completely re-recorded for Sub. There are several unreleased songs from these sessions including "Cradle", a re-recorded version of “God Leaves” and two further instrumentals.

Usage examples of "sub".

Argentine Base, Deception Island, disclosed that, on July 3, 16 persons including three Chilean sub officers had observed an aerial object over the northern area of the island moving in a north-northeast direction, varying speed, oscillatory course, changing yellow-green-orange color, leaving a contrail at 30 degrees elevation.

So even though he came from the forward escape trunk, he was now in the furthest aft portion of this part of the sub.

In his dreams he was watching his father from six-year-old eyes, submerged to test depth on the old sub his father had commanded, and in the mirror was a child staring back at him wearing coveralls with a dolphin pin, and he went into the stateroom and Alameda was there, wearing something filmy and she began kissing him and she climbed into his rack with him.

Twice bogies had been destroyed by the CAP inside of thirty miles, and in the evening a sub had been sighted submerging only seven miles away.

A felt of rug, and a thin threaden cloke, That scarce would cover your no buttocks -- SUB.

Mortalia corda Artificem texere poli, latuitque sub uno Pectore, qui totum late complectitur orbem.

It is primarily a report to the public on the important role that cryptology has played, but it may also orient cryptology with regard to its past and alert historians to the sub rosa influence of cryptanalysis.

Nuclear powered, the sub extracted oxygen by electrolysis and desalinated its drinking water.

Exoverse, the sub fabric of the Entoverse consisted of vast, dynamically transforming pattern streams of data.

Before the electrician could answer, the mini sub shook slightly as the tip of its articulated manipulator arm hit something buried in the sand below.

The carrier also has two squadrons of Harbin Z-9A choppers, also MAD equipped each designed to kill subs with torpedoes and depth charges.

In hoc medio cursu est insula, quae appellatur Mona: complures praeterea minores subiectae insulae existimantur, de quibus insulis nonnulli scripserunt dies continuos triginta sub bruma esse noctem.

Toto hoc in genere pugnae, cum sub oculis omnium ac pro castris dimicaretur, intellectum est nostros propter gravitatem armorum, quod neque insequi cedentes possent neque ab signis discedere auderent, minus aptos esse ad huius generis hostem, equites autem magno cum periculo proelio dimicare, propterea quod illi etiam consulto plerumque cederent et, cum paulum ab legionibus nostros removissent, ex essedis desilirent et pedibus dispari proelio contenderent.

He popped four extra-strength ibuprofen like candy, then got a take-out sandwich at a sub shop.

Theodahado massas subter annexas, tot solidos pensitantes, ex patrimonio quondam magnificae foeminae matris ipsius, praecipimus reformari, ejus feliciter dominio plenissime vendicandas, cujus successionis integrum jus in ea qua praecipimus parte largimur.