Definition of expressway in English:

expressway

noun

North American
  • A highway designed for fast traffic, with controlled entrance and exit, a dividing strip between the traffic in opposite directions, and typically two or more lanes in each direction.

    • ‘Traffic volume on the expressway has been growing steadily since it began operations in mid-1997, when average daily traffic was about 64,000 vehicles.’
    • ‘Look around and ahead of and behind you when next you are caught in a traffic bottleneck on an expressway and try to account for the snarl rationally.’
    • ‘The former grand boulevard had been deserted, considered unsafe, and divided by an above-ground expressway.’
    • ‘They were exiting the expressway when Manda suddenly spoke up.’
    • ‘I also noticed the lighter traffic on the expressways into Shanghai centre.’
    • ‘I drove along a highway followed by an expressway and then took the exit for Kumi.’
    • ‘The expressway now has four lanes, a median strip and CCTV cameras to watch the road.’
    • ‘It seemed like it took forever to get those highways, those interstates, those major expressways, all the lanes moving in one direction, away from Houston so that people could move at a much faster pace.’
    • ‘The driver must have gotten onto an expressway or a highway.’
    • ‘"The existing facilities have almost reached saturation point and are under pressure, not to mention traffic jams on the expressways, " it said.’
    • ‘This is seen as a major coup for the consortium which has won the mandate to build a controversial expressway between Bangalore and Mysore.’
    • ‘This is nothing, compared to running on an expressway at night with traffic barrelling past your shoulder.’
    • ‘They drove on for another 15 minutes or so before she finally exited the expressway.’
    • ‘I took the long way home, walking along the entrance to the expressway, and was conveniently informed that when I leave here for London on August 31, it'll only take me 9 minutes to get to the airport.’
    • ‘There was a frightening scene today on a major New York City expressway.’
    • ‘I was in the passenger seat of a friend's car a few weeks ago, championing this city's underground expressway like I had designed and built it with my own hands.’
    • ‘Bad weather over the past weekend affected traffic on the main expressways, leading to more car accidents, officials said.’
    • ‘The relationship between light, massive layered form and the surrounding landscape is certainly an image one retains of these buildings viewed from the expressway on the opposite bank.’
    • ‘Well, there's nothing funny about a man driving a truck weighing several tons down an expressway in the wrong direction.’
    • ‘He'll pull his car over in the middle of an expressway, stop traffic, and get out.’
    street, road, roadway, avenue, boulevard, way
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Pronunciation

expressway

/ɪkˈsprɛsˌweɪ//ikˈspresˌwā/