Definitions for railwayˈreɪlˌweɪ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word railway

Princeton's WordNet

  1. railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system(noun)

    line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

  2. railroad track, railroad, railway(noun)

    a line of track providing a runway for wheels

    "he walked along the railroad track"


  1. railway(Noun)

    A track, consisting of parallel rails, over which wheeled vehicles may travel.

  2. railway(Noun)

    A transport system using these rails used to move passengers or goods.

  3. Origin: rail + way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Railway(noun)

    a road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or substructure

  2. Railway(noun)

    the road, track, etc., with all the lands, buildings, rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and constituting one property; as, a certain railroad has been put into the hands of a receiver

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'railway' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1420

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'railway' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1997

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'railway' in Nouns Frequency: #503

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