American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A main public road, especially one connecting towns and cities.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A public road or passage; a way open to all passengers, by either land or water.
- n. In law, any road or way, whether for foot-passengers, beasts of burden, or vehicles, or all, over which all persons, as members of the public, have a right to pass. The word is commonly restricted to a way that is fit or intended for vehicles as well as for foot-passengers and animals.
- n. Figuratively, a common or easy way or course.
- n. A main, direct public road, especially a multi-lane, high speed thoroughfare connecting major population centers.
- n. rail transport Any public road for vehicular traffic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A road or way open to the use of the public, especially a paved main road or thoroughfare between towns; in the latter sense it contrasts with
- n. a major road for any form of motor transport
- From Middle English heiȝwai, heiȝwei, from Old English hēahweġ ("main road, highway"), corresponding to high- + way: (Wiktionary)
“Since Roscoe, the only evidence of another world beyond this highway is an occasional glimpse of a little side road snaking its way through a break in the scrubby oaks.”
“I was thinking more of Portland, where getting to a highway is a hop, skip and a jump.”
“Furthermore, the "Aduana" just down the highway is a pickup truck and small shack.”
“Over the years, we've seen the state go through phases where the highway is absolutely terrible in areas, then it gets fixed and is good for some time.”
“The fund also bought a 3.3% stake in Italian highway operator”
“Among the other options Unicredit board members may discuss is the possibility of selling the bank's stake in Generali via a convertible bond due to expire in December, and of putting the bank's stake in Italian highway operator Atlantia SpA up for sale as well, the people familiar with the matter said.”
“Sintonia has investments in Italian highway operator Atlantia SpA and Italy's largest telecommunications operator,”
“And when his engine roared they called the highway "Thunder Road".”
“Those with whom the author has come in contact, however, have, without exception, been mercenary and cold-blooded men, to whom the name highway robber could be applied with far more justice than the higher sounding term.”
“Additionally, this year the Engineered Support Structures Segment faces the lack of a long-term highway bill and continued weakness in North American construction markets.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘highway’.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
some of all the ways - always -in every way
Favorite words from Bob Dylan and the movie "I'm Not There"
As in routes, avenues & tracts. Omitting, e.g., halfway, anyway, sideways, folkway, Haddaway. (many of those are found thisways)
Words that sound like you're saying hi to a person.
Very basic words for ESL students.
Words & Music by John Blackburn & Karl Suessdorf, 1943. (I *just* noticed, after hearing this song dozens of times over the years, that the verses are haikus.)
Pennies in a stream
In my life I've lived on an avenue, a drive, and uh, a park southwest. Maybe someday I can live on a mews.
Looking for tweets for highway.