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sub

[suhb] /sʌb/
noun
1.
a submarine.
2.
a substitute.
3.
a submarine sandwich.
4.
a subcontractor.
5.
a sublieutenant.
6.
a subordinate.
7.
a subaltern.
8.
British. an advance against one's wages, especially one granted as a subsistence allowance.
9.
Photography. a substratum.
verb (used without object), subbed, subbing.
10.
to act as a substitute for another.
verb (used with object), subbed, subbing.
11.
Photography. to coat (a film or plate) with a substratum.
Origin
by shortening of words prefixed with sub-
Regional variation note
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British Dictionary definitions for sub bed

sub

/sʌb/
noun
1.
short for several words beginning with sub- See subaltern, subeditor, submarine, subordinate, subscription, substandard, substitute, substratum (sense 6)
2.
(Brit, informal) an advance payment of wages or salary Formal term subsistence allowance
verb subs, subbing, subbed
3.
(intransitive) to serve as a substitute
4.
(intransitive) (informal) to act as a substitute (for)
5.
(Brit, informal) to grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary)
6.
(transitive) (informal) short for subedit
7.
(transitive) (photog) to apply a substratum to (a film or plate base)
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Word Origin and History for sub bed

sub

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for sub bed

sub

noun

A substitute of any sort, esp an athlete who replaces another or an athlete not on the first team (1830+)

verb

: Who'll sub for me when I go on leave? (1853+)


sub

-prefix

for forming adjectives Inferior to or imitative of what is indicated: sub–Woody Allen (1963+)


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Related Abbreviations for sub bed

sub

  1. submarine
  2. substitute
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