Definition of highway
: a public way; especially : a main direct road
Examples of highway in a Sentence
I had heard there was a traffic jam on the highway, so I took the side roads.
the four-lane highway narrows to two lanes once you leave the city
Recent Examples of highway from the Web
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While the first driverless cars aren’t expected on U.S. highways for five to 10 years, the emerging industry is already hotly contested.
A witness called 911 about 11 a.m. after seeing the canoe overturn downstream of the Big Eddy park river-access point off Highway 2.
Mughrabi, a member of the Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), participated in a 1978 bus hijacking on Israel’s main coastal highway in which 38 civilians were killed.
But analysts foresee the technology getting to the point that large caravans of self-driving trucks could be running the highways someday.
The suspect was last seen driving northbound on Highway 79.
After taking a closer look at the budget, Tippy said it was discovered the highway department had about $6 million in cash reserves in various line items.
This fall, the CT6 is scheduled to get G.M.’s Super Cruise, which offers true hands-free driving for long distances on the highway.
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First Known Use of highway
before 12th century
HIGHWAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of highway for English Language Learners
: a main road that connects cities, towns, etc.
HIGHWAY Defined for Kids
Definition of highway for Students
: a main road
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