Definitions

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

  • n. Chiefly British A superhighway.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A broad highway designed for high speed traffic, having restrictions on the vehicle types permitted and merging lanes instead of cross traffic; in parts of the United States and other places called freeway.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

Etymologies

A calque of German Autobahn. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you do end up hiring a car, staying in motorway hotels is often cheaper than historic (and hysterically expensive) city locations

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  • For my initial research for these improbable adventures, I drove on Saturday afternoon down the old Great North Road that still runs parallel to the A1 (M) from Alconbury to Stilton, where huge tin motorway signs tower over the hedges.

    Old Street No 1

  • Heavy traffic on the motorway from the Croatian coast to Zagreb.

    Turkish Press

  • MM I get a headache just thinking about that friggin motorway.

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  • For most of us, joining the motorway is the moment a journey begins.

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  • Sure, a film about not tailgating on the motorway is a worthy thing, but it's a bit rich for the BBC to deny its staff external roles in private organisations on grounds of post-Hutton political impartiality, whilst simulatenously allowing them to be used by the Government to make political infomericals isn't it?

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  • Not that it did me much good, as the motorway was the usual slog.

    Ruby Tuesday

  • Finally, the snow in the midlands had cleared enough so that the roads were clear, but the fields to the side of the motorway were a brilliant white under crisp blue skies this morning.

    Snow, sandwiches and songs

  • "Unfortunately, there is very little for a brownie to tend on a stretch of motorway, which is what the farm is now."

    War for the Oaks

  • The motorway, which is closed in both directions in north London, may not reopen until midday tomorrow which is likely to cause problems for football fans heading to the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Manchester City.

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