highway, main road(noun)
a major road for any form of motor transport
A main, direct public road, especially a multi-lane, high speed thoroughfare connecting major population centers.
Any public road for vehicular traffic.
Origin: From heiȝwai, heiȝwei, from heahweg, corresponding to :
a road or way open to the use of the public; a main road or thoroughfare
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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'highway' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4352
Rank popularity for the word 'highway' in Nouns Frequency: #2406
The numerical value of highway in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of highway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Instead of the information highway, what we have is the turnpike.
We see these grants as improving public safety, much like you spend money on improving a highway.
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.
It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.
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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Translations for highway
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- طريق عام, طريقArabic
- автострада, автомагистралаBulgarian
- valtatie, päätieFinnish
- grande routeFrench
- mórbhealach, mórbhótharIrish
- כְּבִיש מַהִיר, אוטוסטרדהHebrew
- autópálya, országútHungarian
- hraðbraut, þjóðvegurIcelandic
- via maestra, strada maestra, autostradaItalian
- 公道, 公路, 街道Japanese
- SchnellstrossenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- huanui, huarahiMāori
- jalan raya, lebuh rayaMalay
- autostrade, snelweg, autosnelwegDutch
- motorvei, motorvegNorwegian
- autostradă, șoseaRomanian
- шоссе, магистраль, автострадаRussian
- anayol, otoyol, otobanTurkish
- cwate-bindes, grand-rote, mwaisse voyeWalloon
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