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. Tom Sandberg:

    They were trying to get the dog off of the highway to keep it safe.

  2. Claire McCaskill:

    It’s encouraging to see the professionalism and cooperation between state and local officials and the two federal agencies investigating this tragedy, i’m grateful to [Branson, Mo.] Mayor [Karen] Best, the Red Cross, and the brave men and women of the Missouri Highway Patrol — particularly the divers, who had the worst job of all today. My deepest condolences continue to go out to those families torn apartby this tragedy.

  3. Richard Reina:

    Fasten items in a way that they remain fastened to your car. Think about highway driving at 65 mph and ask yourself if the decoration would stay in place, if mounting anything on the grille, be sure that sufficient airflow is still able to enter the radiator to prevent engine overheating.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I don't assume it's my way or the highway, i've got deeply held views, but there's a big difference -- I think you can pretty well see it, just in demeanor. I want to broaden out our message to win a larger number of people.

  5. Gavin Heffernan:

    Some of my favorite spots were the Eureka Dunes at Death Valley, Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii, and the Enchanted Highway in North Dakota, there's lots of gems out there but my favorite spots are where you can imagine you're on another planet.

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