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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The easiest or surest path or course: the high road to happiness.
  • n. The most positive, diplomatic, or ethical course.
  • n. Chiefly British A main road; a highway.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A main road or highway.
  • n. A course of action which is honorable, dignified, or respectable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The most ethical and honest method; -- used mostly in the phrase to take the high road (as in an election campaign). Contrasted with low road.

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