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
Green was driving a 2006 Mercedes CLS 500 that left the highway and then hit a tree.
A semi-truck filled with chicken feed overturned in Ramona Monday morning, blocking both lanes of Highway 78 and leaving the driver injured.
PROS: — Quiet, comfortable cabin, especially at highway speeds.
Future phases will address other segments of the highway.
Driving from Adelaide to Coober Pedy takes almost 10 hours on the highway.
The tanker flipped over on the national highway about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of Multan.
This desert expanse includes several border crossings between Syria, Iraq, and Jordan—and the strategic highway connecting Damascus and Baghdad.
The book is about aliens destroying the earth to make way for a hyperspace highway and features Marvin the Paranoid Android and a supercomputer designed to answer all the mysteries of the universe.
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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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