Definitions for interstateˌɪn tərˈsteɪt; ˈɪn tərˌsteɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•stateˌɪn tərˈsteɪt; ˈɪn tərˌsteɪt(adj.; n.)

  1. connecting or involving different states.

  2. (n.)(sometimes cap.) a highway that is part of the nationwide U.S. Interstate Highway System.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Transportation

Origin of interstate:

1835–45, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interstate, interstate highway(adj)

    one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States

  2. interstate(adj)

    involving and relating to the mutual relations of states especially of the United States

    "Interstate Highway Commission"; "interstate highways"; "Interstate Commerce Commission"; "interstate commerce"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. interstate(noun)ˌɪn tərˈsteɪt; n. ˈɪn tərˌsteɪt

    ***in the U.s., a wide, fast road for traveling long distances

    ***We drove onto Interstate 40.


  1. interstate(Noun)

    A freeway that is part of the Interstate Highway System

  2. interstate(Adjective)

    of, or relating to two or more states

  3. interstate(Adjective)

    crossing states (usually provincial state, but also e.g. multinational sense).

    The truck driver drove interstate to unload.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interstate(adj)

    pertaining to the mutual relations of States; existing between, or including, different States; as, interstate commerce


  1. Interstate

    Interstate is a digital typeface designed by Tobias Frere-Jones in the period 1993–1999, and licensed by Font Bureau. The typeface is closely related to the FHWA Series fonts, a signage alphabet drawn for the United States Federal Highway Administration in 1949. Frere-Jones' Interstate typeface, while optimal for signage, has refinements making it suitable for text setting in print and on-screen, and gained popularity as such in the 1990s. Due to its wide spacing, it is best suited for display usage in print, but Frere-Jones later designed another signage typeface, Whitney, published by Hoefler & Frere-Jones, that bears a resemblance to its ancestor while being less flamboyant and more economical for general print usage, in body copy or headlines. The terminals of ascending and descending strokes are cut at an angle to the stroke, and on curved strokes, terminals are drawn at a 90° angle to the stroke, positioning them at an angle to the baseline. Counters are open, even in the bold and bold condensed weights, further contributing to legibility. Punctuation is based on a rectangular shape, while official FHWA punctuation is based on a circular shape.


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