from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A main public road, especially one connecting towns and cities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A main, direct public road, especially a multi-lane, high speed thoroughfare connecting major population centers.
- n. Any public road for vehicular traffic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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
from The 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.
- n. Figuratively, a common or easy way or course.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)