railway

noun rail·way \ ˈrāl-ˌwā \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of railway

: railroad; especially : a railroad operating with light equipment or within a small area

Examples of railway in a Sentence

  1. a system of railways that crisscrosses the whole nation

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First Known Use of railway

1681

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railway Synonyms

Synonyms

rail, railroad, road;


RAILWAY Defined for Kids

railway

noun rail·way \ ˈrāl-ˌwā \

Definition of railway for Students

: railroad 1


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