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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Benjamin Hooks:

    I wish I could tell you every time I was on the highway and couldn’t use a restroom, my bladder is messed up because of that. Stomach is messed up from eating cold sandwiches.

  2. Michael Walter:

    Our main concern is high water, highway 288 from downtown to the South Loop is closed, and we are looking at potentially closing I-20 from downtown to the West Loop and from I-10 to the Astrodome area.

  3. Mohammad Rasoul Zazai:

    Currently for us Sangin, Marjah, Nad Ali and surrounding areas of Lashkar Gah and Kabul-Herat highway are a priority. And we put all our efforts in these places.

  4. John Hoeven:

    Using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a strong portion of funding for this highway bill makes a strong case to keep our oil and gas industry viable.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of highway

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