What does railway mean?

Definitions for railway
ˈreɪlˌweɪrail·way

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word railway.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. railway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system(noun)

    line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight

  2. railroad track, railroad, railway(noun)

    a line of track providing a runway for wheels

    "he walked along the railroad track"

Wiktionary

  1. railway(Noun)

    A track, consisting of parallel rails, over which wheeled vehicles may travel.

    Etymology: rail + way

  2. railway(Noun)

    A transport system using these rails used to move passengers or goods.

    Etymology: rail + way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Railway(noun)

    a road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or substructure

  2. Railway(noun)

    the road, track, etc., with all the lands, buildings, rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and constituting one property; as, a certain railroad has been put into the hands of a receiver

Editors Contribution

  1. railway

    A type of rail transport system.

    Railway lines are maintained efficiently and we feel very grateful to have this form of travel.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 28, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'railway' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1420

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'railway' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1997

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'railway' in Nouns Frequency: #503

How to pronounce railway?

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How to say railway in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of railway in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of railway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of railway in a Sentence

  1. Sudhir Mishra:

    http://www.employment-news.net/ provides latest government jobs in railway, Engineering, Banking and other various sectors.

  2. Transport Minister Samuel Sitta:

    A consortium of Chinese railway companies led by China Railway Materials (CRM) has been picked to help us build the railway line.

  3. Harold Nicolson:

    They have pulled up armchairs and crouch low over the map, the are cutting the Baghdad railway. . It is appalling that these ignorant and irresponsible men should be cutting Asia minor to bits as if they were dividing a cake.... the happiness of millions being discarded in that way.

  4. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    Considering that we are facing a rebellion by illegal migrants, police have done their job in a remarkable way, without using force, they have seized railway stations, refused to give fingerprints, failed to cooperate, and are unwilling to go to places where they would get food, water, accommodation and medical care ... They have rebelled against Hungarian legal order.

  5. Chen Huichao:

    A suspect was running from the exit of the railway station and chasing a woman and child who fell on the ground, it was really dangerous and we were afraid we would hurt (them).

Images & Illustrations of railway

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