Definition of highway in English:
nounchiefly North American
1A main road, especially one connecting major towns or cities: a six-lane highway figurative the highway to success
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- Most of the main roads and highways in the city are high enough to have escaped the flooding.
- No civilians were allowed on the newly closed main highways outside of town.
- It can be reached by highways from the major cities in Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hunan.
1.1 another term for expressway.
1.2(Chiefly in official use) a public road.
- But campaigners were dealt a bitter blow when county highways officials confirmed that Government funding would not be available for the bypass.
- 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.
1.3 Computing A pathway connecting parts of one computer system or between different systems.
- Information technologies are the highways along which ideas travel.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with highwaybyway, skyway
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