Definition of autoroute in English:



  • A highway in a French-speaking country.

    • ‘About half of all Beaujolais is sold under the basic appellation Beaujolais, which comes from the Bas Beaujolais and the flatter land to the immediate west of the main north - south autoroute around Belleville.’
    • ‘In the 80s, the Mayor and the province agreed to turn the Metropolitain into a two-level highway by adding a tunnel below the existing autoroute.’
    • ‘There are shopping malls as hideous as any in Orange County, and an autoroute, the A63, that rumbles with trucks headed north from Spain.’
    street, road, roadway, avenue, boulevard, way
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1960s: from French, from auto(mobile) car + route route.