Definition of headway in English:

headway

Syllabification: head·way
Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌwā
 
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noun

  • 1 (usually in phrase make headway) Move forward or make progress, especially when circumstances make this slow or difficult: the ship was making very little headway against heavy seas they appear to be making headway in bringing the rebels under control
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    • Coalition forces are making headway in their battle against oil well fires.
    • ‘The good news is we are making headway in many parts of the country,’ he will declare.
    • For all its warts, Montreal is making headway in the sustainable architecture crusade.
    Synonyms
    make progress, progress, make strides, gain ground, advance, proceed, move, get ahead, come along, take shape
  • 2The average interval of time between vehicles moving in the same direction on the same route.
    More example sentences
    • The company also extended the train headway from three to six minutes during this period.
    • Instead of speed, other countries should try instead to emulate the Shinkansen's remarkable frequency of train headway.

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