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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    Australian
    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. Dejan Milovac:

    We have no doubt that the data that the ministry of transport used in order to justify the construction of the highway are fabricated.

  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. Robert Bea:

    At this time, I do not think the movement of the footing for the pylon to the north was a primary factor in the failure. However, the movement of the footing led to the requirement for one of the temporary steel supports to be relocated to be able to travel on the highway.

  4. Hajj Masemo:

    But if the problem on the highway persists into the weekend, it will affect truck turn-around time and therefore we shall begin to feel the effect through cargo backlog.

  5. Christopher Brown:

    Soon as I was coming down the freeway, I saw an officer’s car parked on the side of the highway, as I looked to the right, I saw the officer sliding some spikes on the side of the road. So when I was coming down the highway I hit them.

Images & Illustrations of highway

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