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runway

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noun run·way \ˈrən-ˌwā\

Simple Definition of runway

  • : a long strip of ground where airplanes take off and land

  • : a raised structure along which models walk in a fashion show

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of runway

  1. 1 a :  a beaten path made by animals b :  a passageway for animals

  2. 2 :  a paved strip of ground on a landing field for the landing and takeoff of aircraft

  3. 3 a :  a narrow platform from a stage into an auditorium b :  a platform along which models walk in a fashion show

  4. 4 :  run 10b

  5. 5 :  the area or path along which a jumper, pole vaulter, or javelin thrower runs

1833

First Known Use of runway

1833


RUNWAY Defined for Kids

runway

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noun run·way \ˈrən-ˌwā\

Definition of runway for Students

  1. 1 :  a path beaten by animals in going to and from feeding grounds

  2. 2 :  a paved strip of ground on a landing field for the landing and takeoff of aircraft





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