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

Pronunciation

highway

/ˈhʌɪweɪ/