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
Iraqi officials said Wednesday that the highway linking the border with Baghdad is safe, with security provided by Iraqi troops since late last year.
Video taken then showed about a foot of water washing over the highway.
The Supper Club, above, was alive and well and located miles out on the highway where no one lived and no businesses were located.
The storm, which submerged the nation's fourth largest city, have dropped a record breaking amount of rain in Houston — 49.32 inches that has flooded homes, breached a levee, and swallowed highways.
The military surplus Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck — with eight 52-inch wheels and weighing in at 20 tons — can do an impressive 65 mph on the highway.
The heavy rains have closed highways and other routes; responders are reportedly having difficulty reaching residents of lower lying areas trapped in their homes by the flooding.
When a stretch of the highway in Franklin was dedicated in 1928, the United Daughters of the Confederacy proposed marking the occasion with a monument to Robert E. Lee.
Here's a look: Southbound Interstate 65 Interstate 65 southbound near Elizabethtown is experiencing heavy delays Monday morning, with top speeds ranging between 10 and 25 mph on the 70-mph highway, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
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First Known Use of highway
before 12th century
Synonymsarterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway [British], drag, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, way, pass, pike, road, roadway, route, row, street, thoroughfare, thruway, trace, turnpike
Related Wordscauseway; autobahn, autoroute, autostrada, dual carriageway [chiefly British], interstate, motorway [chiefly British], superhighway; beltway, bypass, parkway, ring road [chiefly British]; corniche, switchback; through street; high street [British], Main Street; backstreet, branch, bystreet, byway, crossroad, secondary road, shunpike, side road, side street; alley, alleyway; circle, lane, laneway [British], mews [chiefly British], place; close [chiefly British], cul-de-sac, dead end; corridor; track, trail
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
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