Definition of motorway in English:

motorway

noun

British
  • 1An expressway.

    • ‘Objectors to the Aire Valley motorway are in danger of being worn out by constantly having to send in their reasons for objecting, claims an action group.’
    • ‘Firefighters freed passengers trapped in the wrecked vehicle near Grunstadt on the Mannheim-bound stretch of motorway.’
    • ‘He got a perverse enjoyment out of seeing people undertake him on quiet stretches of motorway and wondered why they got so hot under the collar.’
    • ‘The proposed new motorway could pass within four miles of the town, if it goes ahead in that area.’
    • ‘The proposal for a new Midlands motorway was first announced by the Conservative government back in 1980.’
    • ‘The final stretch of Ireland's longest motorway will be officially opened by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern today.’
    • ‘Funding should have been available for this stretch of motorway.’
    • ‘There is a possible case for one more motorway in Britain, hugging the east coast as closely as practicable - not very closely, as it happens.’
    • ‘Vehicles travelled along the Wiltshire stretch of motorway at 56 mph — the speed HGVs are limited to.’
    • ‘At the moment, usage of the M6 is limited by the fact that, during a large part of the day, the number of cars on that motorway exceed its capacity.’
    • ‘It was dusk and that stretch of motorway wasn't lit.’
    • ‘In the 1960s and 70s, gravel was extracted from the Mersey Valley to construct the then M63 motorway.’
    • ‘The busy M1 motorway was closed for nearly six hours yesterday after a pile-up involving 11 vehicles.’
    • ‘Two of the vehicles caught fire and the section of motorway was closed for five-and-a-half hours as wreckage was cleared.’
    • ‘He said the hotel's proximity to the capital and the planned new motorway would help to attract visitors.’
    • ‘The most optimistic view is that the Dublin to Waterford motorway will be completed by 2010.’
    • ‘Sections of motorway were shut down due to gale force winds.’
    • ‘He complained that it was unnecessary to spend €1.3bn on building this motorway.’
    • ‘But the proposed new motorway could carry 55,000 cars a day on this stretch of road.’
    • ‘What other explanation can there be for maintaining a 50 mph limit on a clear three-lane motorway?’
    street, road, roadway, avenue, boulevard, way
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    1. 1.1informal A wide, fast, easy ski run.

Pronunciation:

motorway

/ˈmōdərˌwā/