Definition of sub in English:

sub

noun

informal
  • 1A submarine.

    • ‘The hulls were ripped off the towed sub during a fierce storm and the submarine sank in 170 metres of water.’
    • ‘As part of the undertaking, another group of submarines was assigned to ferry two man midget subs tasked with penetrating Pearl Harbor from the sea at the same time the airmen attacked.’
    • ‘Huge lead weights are then attached to the bottom of the sub and it sinks quickly.’
    • ‘In fact, one Russian submarine officer refused an order to fire a nuclear tipped missile at an American ship which was dropping depth charges onto the sub.’
    • ‘Upon returning to Australia, the sub will dock at Australian Submarine Corporation in Adelaide.’
    • ‘Many ships carrying two or three Kingfishers operated in the South Atlantic, searching for subs and blockade runners.’
    • ‘In the stormy waters off Western Australia recently it was sub versus sub in a game of cat and mouse.’
    • ‘Military sources here say Taiwan's navy favors German 209-class submarines or Dutch-designed Moray subs.’
    • ‘The sub was at periscope depth for an estimated two minutes, performing scans at 60-foot and then 58-foot depths.’
    • ‘One submarine will play the role of a disabled sub and the rescue team must mate Remora with the boat and rescue crew members.’
    • ‘Upon surfacing, the sub received message traffic to let them know what was going on.’
    • ‘Dr Mansell's most notable achievement was his role in establishing the remediation program for the Collins Class submarine and his work with the Navy to bring the subs to operational capability.’
    • ‘There's a good chance they could fire on one of our own subs if we had submarines looking as well.’
    • ‘With this complete, Remora carried out a touch and go, along with its first ‘mate’ with the disabled sub.’
    • ‘At the age of 60, the US-made sub is not only the Navy's longest-serving submarine but also the world's oldest submarine still in service.’
    • ‘At this late stage of the war, the German mine-laying subs were planting their cargoes close inshore, to catch Allied shipping hugging the coast in an effort to dodge U-boats operating in deeper waters.’
    • ‘Raising the sub was no mean feat of underwater engineering - it weighed twenty-four thousand tons underwater and lay in 350 feet of water.’
    • ‘A large mast with an opening at the top would extend out of the sail of the Kilo and suck in air to circulate around the sub while the submarine recharged.’
    • ‘On a sub, you put out the fire, you stop the leak or you die.’
    • ‘They had contracts for 688-class submarines and just got contracts for the Trident sub.’
    1. 1.1North American
      • ‘I made a silent bet with myself that I would ONLY stop if it were a TURKEY SUB day - subs aren't exactly on my diet.’
      • ‘Today, I kinda cheated on Lunchquest because I went back to The Goose, where I had a mushroom, peppers, and cheese melt sub, and a cup of coffee, all for £3.50.’
  • 2British A subscription.

    • ‘Additionally, Time Inc. has nearly 20 percent of its subs on credit cards.’
    • ‘Sound quality is great, and access costs either $4.99 per month, or $3.99 a month for an annual sub.’
    • ‘To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the club there is a special offer of 500 which will cover the entry fees and sub until October 1 2004.’
    • ‘Their joining fee was twice annual subscription up until September last year when they reduced it to the same as annual subs.’
    • ‘It will cost Michael Vaughan another £14,000 initiation fee to join the golf club, plus subs of £4,500 a year.’
    • ‘Your annual sub to your club includes a levy this year of R60 to the BGU.’
    • ‘Enjoy it, because an annual sub is a heart-stopping $995 a year, discounted to $695 if you sign up now.’
    • ‘My own two boys play with local junior football clubs, where the annual subs are £50 per season, plus at least twice that amount supporting various fund-raising efforts.’
    • ‘Sadly, many pay their subs and consider their contribution to society fulfilled, or on some perceived slight or disagreement, take their bat home, truly most can't be bothered.’
  • 3A substitute.

    • ‘It really is a twenty-man game now, and we showed that again by bringing on five subs and they all contributed.’
    • ‘Graiguecullen tried hard for a goal at the finish, introducing 4 subs, but failed.’
    • ‘Waterford have included five seniors who played in the Munster championship against Tipperary and four subs in their team.’
    • ‘The remainder of the game saw the introduction of subs for both teams with Carlow introducing some significant players for next season's campaign.’
    • ‘Maybe it is more the case that trying to defend a single goal lead and introducing late subs into the game that is not a good idea.’
    • ‘But the key moment came when sub Dimitri Papadopoulos saw his penalty saved after Adie Williams handled Gareth Taylor's shot.’
    • ‘To the relief of his team - mates, the sub headed home for the equaliser.’
    • ‘It is hoped to send two teams from the parish through to the County Final in this category six members per team and two subs.’
    • ‘Two of Wicklow's six points came from Conor Flannery frees; two more were scored by last quarter subs and one by centre back Garry Doran, leaving Garrett Doyle the only forward to score from play.’
    • ‘The two subs on the team were Stephen Doyle and David Kelly.’
    • ‘Widening the net, there is a whole football family Robinson christened Paul with enough having played at professional level to field a five-a-side team with two subs.’
    • ‘Before the game got under way one over active steward had the subs of the Tinnahinch team removed from the sideline.’
    • ‘Of course this wonderful win may not have been possible without the exceptional contribution of the subs, James Foody, Brian Curley, Chris Tuffy, Colin Morrison and Stephen Kilgannon.’
    • ‘In fact on one occasion when Kiltimagh were playing in a 7-a-side in Killasser he brought the whole team plus three subs to the game.’
    • ‘The other sub that day, making his debut, was Gary Smith, father of current Knights hero Chris.’
    • ‘Five Carlow and four Kerrymen walked to the line to be replaced by subs.’
    • ‘The accurate boot of Radley nudged them ahead with two penalties before Aussie sub Bob Wood crashed in for a maiden try that Radley converted.’
    • ‘Each School is invited to field two seven-a-side teams with two subs for the prestigious event.’
    • ‘The delight of the Waterford team was clearly evident as subs and management alike smothered the goalscorer on the pitch.’
    • ‘Kerry have a better balance all round; better team and better subs.’
    replacement, deputy, relief, proxy, reserve, surrogate, cover, fill-in, stand-in, standby, locum, locum tenens, understudy, stopgap, alternative, ancillary
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Pronunciation

sub

/səb//səb/