Definitions for motorwayˈmoʊ tərˌweɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mo•tor•way*ˈmoʊ tərˌweɪ(n.)

  1. Category: Transportation, British

    Ref: expressway.

* Brit..

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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. motorway(noun)ˈmoʊ tərˌweɪ



  1. motorway(Noun)

    A broad highway designed for high speed traffic, having restrictions on the vehicle types permitted and merging lanes instead of cross traffic; in parts of the United States and other places called freeway.

  2. Origin: A calque of Autobahn.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'motorway' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2936

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'motorway' in Nouns Frequency: #2396

Translations for motorway

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a road specially made for fast traffic

They are building a new motorway to link the two cities.

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