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Definition 1: a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sub in the sense of this definition

(sub is a kind of ...) a warship designed to operate under water

(... is a kind of sub ) a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power

(... is a kind of sub ) a submarine carrying ballistic missiles

(... is a kind of sub ) a submarine for research purposes

(... is a kind of sub ) a military submarine designed and armed to attack enemy shipping

(sub is a part of ...) hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency

(sub is a part of ...) a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting

(sub is a part of ...) an optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field

(sub is a part of ...) air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time

(sub is a part of ...) a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return

"sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging" "asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee"

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for sub in the sense of this definition

(sub is a kind of ...) two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

Definition 3: be a substitute - [verb of possession]

Samples where sub or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague
  • The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet

Synonyms for sub in the sense of this definition

(sub is a kind of ...) give to, and receive from, one another

"Would you change places with me?" "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

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