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 road(noun)

    a major road for any form of motor transport

Wiktionary

  1. highway(Noun)

    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. highway(Noun)

    Any public road for vehicular traffic.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Highway(noun)

    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

How to pronounce highway?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say highway in sign language?

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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. Pete Buttigieg:

    This my way or the highway idea, that either you're for kicking everybody off their private plans in four years or you're for business as usual, it's just not true.

  2. 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.

  3. Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi:

    We've been working hard...to reestablish transit through the central highway as soon as possible, unfortunately, so far it hasn't been possible.

  4. John Boehner:

    By ignoring the will of the American people, President Obama has cemented President Obama legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility President Obama had left, president Obama' my way or the highway' approach makes it harder to build the trust with the American people that is necessary to get things done on behalf of the country. Republicans are left with the serious responsibility of upholding our oath of office.

  5. Jess Fishell:

    I was staring him down like, ‘How are you so calm, it’s 50 degrees, you’re naked going highway speeds and calm as can be.

Images & Illustrations of highway

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