What does highway mean?

Definitions for highwayˈhaɪˌweɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word highway.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. highway, main road(noun)

    a major road for any form of motor transport

Wiktionary

  1. highway(Noun)

    A main, direct public road, especially a multi-lane, high speed thoroughfare connecting major population centers.

  2. highway(Noun)

    Any public road for vehicular traffic.

  3. Origin: From heiȝwai, heiȝwei, from heahweg, corresponding to :

Webster Dictionary

  1. Highway(noun)

    a road or way open to the use of the public; a main road or thoroughfare

Freebase

  1. Highway

    A highway is any public road or other public way on land; the term exists in distinction to waterway. In North American and Australian English, the term frequently implies a major road such as a controlled-access highway or an arterial, generally under the control of a state or provincial agency instead of a local road authority. In British English, highway is primarily a legal term, and normal usage implies roads, while legal usage covers any route or path with a public right of access, including footpaths etc. The term has led to several related derived terms, including highway system, highway code, and highway patrol.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'highway' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4352

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'highway' in Nouns Frequency: #2406

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of highway in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of highway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Halamka:

    Instead of the information highway, what we have is the turnpike.

  2. Gary Ridley:

    We see these grants as improving public safety, much like you spend money on improving a highway.

  3. Charles Kuralt:

    Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.

  4. Martin Cruz Smith on being asked how he liked the movie version of his novel Gorky Park.:

    It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.

  5. Orrin Hatch:

    I prefer not to increase taxes, but to me that's a user fee. People who use the highways ought to pay for them. And that's a small price to pay to have the best highway system in the world.

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