What does Highway mean?

Definitions for Highway
ˈhaɪˌweɪhigh·way

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. highway, main roadnoun

    a major road for any form of motor transport

Wiktionary

  1. highwaynoun

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

  2. highwaynoun

    Any public road for vehicular traffic.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Highwaynoun

    Great road; publick path.

    Etymology: high and way.

    So few there be
    That chuse the narrow path, or seek the right:
    All keep the broad highway, and take delight
    With many rather for to go astray. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    Two inscriptions give a great light to the histories of Appius, who made the highway, and of Fabius the dictator. Addison.

    Ent’ring on a broad highway,
    Where power and titles scatter’d lay,
    He strove to pick up all he found. Jonathan Swift.

    I could mention more trades we have lost, and are in the highway to lose. Josiah Child, on Trade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Highwaynoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. highway

    A type of road.

    The highway flowed freely.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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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

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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

Examples of Highway in a Sentence

  1. Cullen Stanley:

    I first saw something about three hundred yards down the road moving fast towards me that obviously wasn’t a vehicle, as it got closer it looked like a horse but my brain was telling me that it couldn’t be [a] horse because I’m on an interstate highway.

  2. Claire Hockridge:

    During the day, the group dug a hole underneath the car to stay cool and then slept in the vehicle at night, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. During that time period, the trio survived on six liters of water, 10 cans of iced vodka, a packet of biscuitsand some beef noodles. After running out of supplies, they left a note on the car and made their way to the watering hole. In this image made from video, an advertisement for the campsite line the roadside where a woman was found after being stranded in the Alice Springs area in the central Australian Outback. ( Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP) Tamra McBeath-Riley said Tamra McBeath-Riley decided to stay at the waterhole with Tamra McBeath-Riley Staffordshire terrierbecause Tamra McBeath-Riley did not think the dog would survive a walk to the Stuart Highway, which connects Australias north and south coasts. The group of women did not know if anyone was looking for them. When the helicopter found me, I thought that Claire Hockridge and Phu Tran had reached Stuart Highway, stuart Highway was Stuart Highway. So to find thats not the case is worrying.

  3. John Keats:

    Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.

  4. Laurence Sterne:

    So long as a man rides his hobbyhorse peaceably and quietly along the King's highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him - pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?

  5. Transportation Committee:

    The hearing will examine the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Takata defective air bag recall investigation, Takata's remediation efforts, how car manufacturers are addressing defective Takata air bags, and ongoing oversight by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

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