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 systemnoun

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

  2. railroad track, railroad, railwaynoun

    a line of track providing a runway for wheels

    "he walked along the railroad track"

Wiktionary

  1. railwaynoun

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

  2. railwaynoun

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

  3. Etymology: rail + way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Railwaynoun

    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. Railwaynoun

    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  

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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

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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. Padma Choling:

    The ecological environment of Tibet will not be harmed, the railway will be well built under the condition of environmental protection. That is for sure. You can't just say, 'Don't build it'.

  2. 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 seized railway stations, rejected giving fingerprints, failed to cooperate and are unwilling to go to places where they would get food, water, accommodation and medical care ... They rebelled against Hungary's legal order.

  3. Vladimir Fortov:

    The idea is that basing on the new technology of high-speed rail transport we can build a new railway near the Trans-Siberian Railway with the opportunity to go to Chukotka and Bering Strait and then to the American continent.

  4. Wang Wei:

    Chinese official have seldom promoted the beauty of the railway and trains, they have never taken pictures of what I've been taken.

  5. Simon George:

    It’s like it’s captured in time, it’s a really accurate map of where everything was, even down to the graffiti and the hedges. It’s as far from a Hornby model railway as you can get.

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