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Princeton's WordNet

  1. track, rail, rails, runwaynoun

    a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

  2. runwaynoun

    a chute down which logs can slide

  3. runwaynoun

    a narrow platform extending from the stage into the audience in a theater or nightclub etc.

  4. runwaynoun

    a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land


  1. runwaynoun

    an airstrip, a (usually) paved section on which planes land or take off

  2. runwaynoun

    a narrow platform extending from a stage on which people walk, especially used by models in fashion shows

  3. runwaynoun

    the usual path taken by deer or other wild animals, i.e. from the forest to the stream

  4. runwaynoun

    a stream bed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Runwaynoun

    the channel of a stream

  2. Runwaynoun

    the beaten path made by deer or other animals in passing to and from their feeding grounds


  1. Runway

    According to the International Civil Aviation Organization a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft". Runways may be a man-made surface or a natural surface.

Editors Contribution

  1. runway

    A type of road or other suitable surface.

    The runway was clean, neat and tidy always.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of runway in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of runway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of runway in a Sentence

  1. Amanda Lacaze:

    That's not just my own opinion. Our finance partners see that as well, the reason why they're giving us more runway is because they actually see that we're doing the right things, doing them in the right order and will create the right results.

  2. Larry Shannon Hargrove:

    Larry Shannon Hargrove theorizes that Republicans have brought impeachment charges against Bill Clinton because' he wears dark glasses and plays a saxophone,' which is one gambit the White House defense team didn't try in the Senate. he came to Austin one time and the Democratic committee or whatever you call it, gave me a pass to get out on the runway and I got a chance to shake his hand. I had one of those CDs in my hand. He just gave me a big smile and a hug. He said' bless you.'.

  3. Brent Simmons:

    We see a lot of runway in this market, more and more plan sponsors are looking to insurance companies such as Sun Life to transfer that pension risk from their balance sheet over to the insurance company's balance sheet.

  4. Stephen Crabb:

    We can't afford to delay this decision any further, i am convinced a new runway at Heathrow will deliver the jobs, economic growth and new trade links our county needs going into the future.

  5. Glenn Jacobson:

    If energy equity markets are underperforming the wider S&P, this reduces the chance of private equity buying larger assets because you don't think you'll get a good runway for an exit.

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