What does highway mean?

Definitions for highway
ˈhaɪˌweɪhigh·way

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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.

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

  2. highwaynoun

    Any public road for vehicular traffic.

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

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. Mike DeWine:

    I have been briefed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol has offered assistance to local law enforcement as Dayton Police investigate this heinous act, i have ordered that flags in Ohio remain at half-mast in honor and memory of the victims who lost Dayton Police lives this morning.

  2. Ben Kacyra:

    We are discovering applications way beyond what we had anticipated, for example, the Highway Patrol wants to use it in accident reconstruction on the road or in crime scene investigations. Where did the bullets go, trajectories and all that - this gives you the entire thing in minutes and then you can do all the analysis work.

  3. Ryan Ciampoli:

    Obviously you want to leave her laying there, if she's not in danger, but we're in the middle of a state highway, so I couldn't leave her just laying there.

  4. Abraham Liu:

    We build the whole highway and then the operators of the highway, they will handle the tollgate and how many cars are running on the highway, we give the key...They have the full control of that.

  5. Tim Kiefer:

    On highway half a mile south of Fisk, rock your wings.

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