Definition of highway in English:

highway

noun

North american
  • 1A main road, especially one connecting major towns or cities.

    ‘a six-lane highway’
    figurative ‘the highway to success’
    • ‘The infrastructure is lacking: after one year of decent growth traffic has come to a standstill in larger cities and on major highways.’
    • ‘Subsequent ice jams threaten bridges and can close major highways.’
    • ‘From my window I can see huge highways crisscrossing the city.’
    • ‘The government has blocked off a major highway for street markets, concerts and plays.’
    • ‘It can be reached by highways from the major cities in Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hunan.’
    • ‘On the trip over, I see the bicycle-only highways between Dutch cities, and the canals that run parallel.’
    • ‘It should be installed on the streets of every major town and city and along all the major roads and highways.’
    • ‘To get there, head towards Gyeongju on the main highway out of town and just follow the signs.’
    • ‘While some workers occupied the factory, others blocked one of the town's major highways.’
    • ‘A visit to a reconstructed fur trade post usually takes today's visitor off frequently traveled major highways.’
    • ‘What follows can best be described as an ambling but focused trip down U.S. highways and town streets.’
    • ‘Twisty, scenic highways and photographable little towns are what I'm looking for.’
    • ‘It is invisible to eyes looking at road signs along major highways.’
    • ‘The main campus is located within the boundaries of an urban area and is easily accessible by two major highways.’
    • ‘At one point, all major highways into the Maryland city were blocked.’
    • ‘I nodded once and looked back out the window as he pulled off the main highway onto a side road.’
    • ‘Most of the main roads and highways in the city are high enough to have escaped the flooding.’
    • ‘The strikers staged a sit-down demonstration on Katchery Road, one of the city's main highways.’
    • ‘All were ambushed on major highways regularly traveled by journalists.’
    • ‘No civilians were allowed on the newly closed main highways outside of town.’
    street, road, roadway, avenue, boulevard, way
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    1. 1.1(chiefly in official use) a public road.
      ‘the Highways Department’
      • ‘The planning sub-committee deferred making a decision until it received more information from the county council on highways issues.’
      • ‘But highways officials now say the 14th century bridge will be ready to reopen in less than six weeks.’
      • ‘In agreement with highways officials, our engineers will wind up the major part of work in the area on Friday.’
      • ‘But campaigners were dealt a bitter blow when county highways officials confirmed that Government funding would not be available for the bypass.’
      • ‘County highways officials are considering an alternative solution to Tewkesbury town centre's traffic problems.’
      • ‘Councillors from Horwich and Blackrod met with highways officials yesterday in an attempt to find a solution to traffic problems in Crown Lane, Horwich.’
    2. 1.2Computing
      A pathway connecting parts of one computer system or between different systems.
      ‘an information highway’
      • ‘Short of banning them from the information highway, what can parents do to protect their children?’
      • ‘Information technologies are the highways along which ideas travel.’
      • ‘And it could start being installed this year, using the world's highways as the base network.’
      • ‘And part of the enjoyment is finding others on the cyber highway system and reading what they have to say too.’
      • ‘Travelling the information highway can be an exhilarating journey, but for many it can also be like flying blind.’

Pronunciation:

highway

/ˈhʌɪweɪ/