verb (used without object), subbed, sub·bing.
verb (used with object), subbed, sub·bing.
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Origin of sub
regional variation note for sub
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)
Example sentences from the Web for sub
And as more new AIP subs enter service, denying the problem is less and less of an option.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy|Bill Sweetman|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jaundiced, splotchy skin subs for a full coat of green face paint.Dane DeHaan’s Green Goblin Is the Best Thing About ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’|Kevin Fallon|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It had advanced sonar—aimed not at the ocean floor but at other subs and shipping—and drew a blank.If They Are Ever Found, Flight 370’s Black Boxes Should Go to the U.S.|Clive Irving|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ended up starting a sub shop called the Cheba Hut “Toasted” Subs, and the camper van is our mascot.Dude, Where’s My Bus? Fast Times in the Iconic VW Van|Scott Jennings|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And the next generation of narco subs may be even harder to spot.
There were ships all around us and I could count twenty plus destroyers for escort as there were still German subs operating.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
Exchanging winks with my fellow-subs, right and left, I returned triumphant to my seat.
Two young subs gave way under a terrific shelling and their men with them.Elizabeth's Campaign|Mrs. Humphrey Ward
You see, our first battalion has had a lot of casualties and three of us subs are being taken from the third.War-time Silhouettes|Stephen Hudson
It's too big a thing to be credited to Jim Guilford and his handful of subs in the railroad office.The Grafters|Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for sub (1 of 3)
verb subs, subbing or subbed
British Dictionary definitions for sub (2 of 3)
- indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified elementsuboxide
- indicating that a salt is basic saltsubacetate