a submarine sandwich. See hero sandwich.
British. an advance against one’s wages, especially one granted as a subsistence allowance.
Photography. a substratum.
verb (used without object), subbed, subbing.
to act as a substitute for another.
verb (used with object), subbed, subbing.
Photography. to coat (a film or plate) with a substratum.
supplemental unemployment benefits.
a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (subject; subtract; subvert; subsidy); on this model, freely attached to elements of any origin and used with the meaning “under,” “below,” “beneath” (subalpine; substratum), “slightly,” “imperfectly,” “nearly” (subcolumnar; subtropical), “secondary,” “subordinate” (subcommittee; subplot).
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:
short for several words beginning with sub- See subaltern, subeditor, submarine, subordinate, subscription, substandard, substitute, substratum (sense 6)
(Brit, informal) an advance payment of wages or salary Formal term subsistence allowance
verb subs, subbing, subbed
(intransitive) to serve as a substitute
(intransitive) (informal) to act as a substitute (for)
(Brit, informal) to grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary)
(transitive) (informal) short for subedit
(transitive) (photog) to apply a substratum to (a film or plate base)
situated under or beneath: subterranean
secondary in rank; subordinate: subeditor
falling short of; less than or imperfectly: subarctic, subhuman
forming a subdivision or subordinate part of a whole: subcommittee
indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified element: suboxide
indicating that a salt is basic salt: subacetate
subito (in music)
Below; under; beneath: subcutaneous.
Subordinate; secondary: subinfection.
Less than completely or normally; nearly; almost: subfertility.
A prefix that means “underneath or lower” (as in subsoil), “a subordinate or secondary part of something else” (as in subphylum.), or “less than completely” (as in subtropical.)
subabdominal sub·ab·dom·i·nal (sŭb’āb-dŏm’ə-nəl) adj. Located or occurring below the abdomen.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a basic salt of acetic acid. noun 1. any one of certain crystalline basic acetates containing hydroxide ions in addition to acetate ions. For example, the subacetate of aluminium is probably Al3(OH)2(CH3COO)
adjective 1. slightly or moderately acid or sour: a subacid fruit. 2. (of a person or a person’s speech, temper, etc.) somewhat biting or sharp. adjective 1. (esp of some fruits) moderately acid or sour
noun, plural acromia [uh-kroh-mee-uh] /əˈkroʊ mi ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the outward end of the spine of the scapula or shoulder blade. noun (pl) -mia (-mɪə) 1. the outermost edge of the spine of the shoulder blade acromion a·cro·mi·on (ə-krō’mē-ŏn’, -ən) n. The outer end of the scapula, extending over the shoulder joint and […]