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
Any plan should also reform the primary funding mechanism of our highway system, the federal gas tax, which doesn’t adequately account for vehicle use of roads.
In one case in 2016, Oklahoma police seized $53,000 owned by a Christian band, an orphanage and a church after stopping a man on a highway for a broken taillight.
The Office of Rail and Road would set a base charge to ensure the fair treatment of drivers and would spend the money on local and national highways to guarantee a pothole-free Britain within five years.
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.
An Illinois Appellate Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Naperville Township supervisor and two board trustees by the now-former highway commissioner over their decision to slash his budget.
Future phases will address other segments of 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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