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roadway Line breaks: road|way
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊdweɪ/

Definition of roadway in English:


1A road.
Example sentences
  • Access to local land is a key function of local roads, whereas mobility, defined as moving traffic on longer trips, is a key function of national roadways such as Interstate Highways.
  • Initially, the company only provided milling and paving services on highways, roadways, and parking lots.
  • However, traffic increased for all categories of roads, suggesting that road conditions will worsen, especially for those lower function roadways.
1.1The part of a road intended for vehicles, in contrast to the pavement or verge.
Example sentences
  • The roadway had been widened and paved, and presently received a prestigious name: the Avenue Paul Cezanne.
  • Eighty-two were charged with misdemeanors for failing to obey a traffic officer and blocking a roadway.
  • "The roadways were blocked, " says White, and the WTC work took precedence.
1.2The part of a bridge or railway used by traffic.

Words that rhyme with roadway

causeway • throughway

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