verb (used without object), subbed, sub·bing.
verb (used with object), subbed, sub·bing.
Origin of sub
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Definition for sub (2 of 4)
Definition for sub (3 of 4)
- a prefix indicating a basic compound: subacetate; subcarbonate; subnitrate.
- a prefix indicating that the element is present in a relatively small proportion, i.e., in a low oxidation state: subchloride; suboxide.
Origin of sub-
Definition for sub (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for sub
Sub- and counter-cultures are what have driven McKell throughout his career as a portrait photographer.
To date no conclusion can be made as to the contributor to the incident and it would be sub judice to say so.
This sub rosa gathering marks another step in the organizing of a potential presidential campaign for Clinton.
The sub was so quiet, that it consistently managed to get within easy torpedo range.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy|Bill Sweetman|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All you need to do is sub the word “Russia” for “Soviet Union” and the joke still packs the same punch.
Mr. Roosevelt (this was said sub rosa) had not been too Radical, but too frank.Ten Years Near the German Frontier|Maurice Francis Egan
If the boys anticipated them, and got the upper hand, they could send a call for help by radio to the sub chaser.The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty|Gerald Breckenridge
The sub's silence and coolness goaded him to a further outburst.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
Captain Barclay had gone on duty, and Mr. Brayton, his sub, had not yet "sized him up."A Trooper Galahad|Charles King
There was, of course, a fair chance that they did not know of the catastrophe that had befallen that other sub pack.Sally Scott of the Waves|Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for sub (1 of 3)
verb subs, subbing or subbed
British Dictionary definitions for sub (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for sub (3 of 3)
- indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified elementsuboxide
- indicating that a salt is basic saltsubacetate