Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

freeway

play
noun free·way \ˈfrē-ˌwā\

Simple Definition of freeway

  • : a wide highway that is built for fast travel

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of freeway

  1. 1 :  an expressway with fully controlled access

  2. 2 :  a highway without toll fees

Examples of freeway in a sentence

  1. <a new driver who's nervous about driving on the freeway for the first time>



Circa 1930

First Known Use of freeway

circa 1930


FREEWAY Defined for Kids

freeway

play
noun free·way \ˈfrē-ˌwā\

Definition of freeway for Students

  1. :  an expressway that can be used without paying tolls





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up freeway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accommodate accomodate acommadate acommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ