from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A road made for general travel, usually, from the mode of its construction, more or less elevated above the common level; hence, a common road; a road for the use of all travelers and vehicles; a highway.
  • noun Hence An easy course; a way or method offering great facility or convenience: as, the highroad to success.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Mostly British A highway; a much traveled or main road.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of high road.

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

  • noun a highway


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  • At last Tomaso pointed out what he called the highroad, and assured us that by keeping straight on we should in time reach the Patriot camp.

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  • And then they were silent, and the tramping of the horses 'feet along the highroad was the only sound to be heard.

    Voskresenie. English Leo Tolstoy 1869

  • By the highroad, which is both straight and plain,

    Orlando Furioso Lodovico Ariosto 1503

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  • And then they were silent, and the tramping of the horses’ feet along the highroad was the only sound to be heard.

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  • After our raid on the oyster pirates we had returned to Oakland, where two more weeks passed before Neil Partington's wife was out of danger and on the highroad to recovery.


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  • The next day we were under way on the royal highroad, fourteen sailormen astride the dwarf horses that obtain in Cho-Sen, and bound for Keijo itself.

    Chapter 15 2010


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