Definitions for FREEWAYˈfriˌweɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an express highway with no intersections.

  2. a toll-free highway.

Origin of freeway:

1925–30, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway(noun)

    a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. freeway(noun)ˈfriˌweɪ

    a highway

    traffic on the freeway


  1. freeway(Noun)

    A road designed for safe, high-speed operation of motor vehicles through the elimination of at-grade intersections, usually divided and having at least two lanes in each direction; a dual carriageway with no at-grade crossings, a motorway.

  2. freeway(Noun)

    A toll-free highway.


  1. Controlled-access highway

    A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated. Common English terms are freeway and motorway. Terms in other languages include Croatian: autocesta, French: autoroute, Russian: автомагистраль, German: Autobahn, Portuguese: autoestrada, Italian: autostrada, Polish: autostrada, Spanish: autopista, Greek: αυτοκινητόδρομος, and Dutch: autosnelweg. Other similar terms include expressway, Interstate, & parkway. They may also be called limited-access highways, although this term can also refer to a class of highway with somewhat less isolation from other traffic. A controlled-access highway provides an unhindered flow of traffic, with no traffic signals, intersections or property access. They are free of any at-grade crossings with other roads, railways, or pedestrian paths, which are instead carried by overpasses and underpasses across the highway. Entrance and exit to the highway are provided at interchanges by slip roads, which allow for speed changes between the highway and arterial roads and collector roads.

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a motorway.

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