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>
Before 12th Century
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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