roadway

noun road·way \ ˈrōd-ˌwā \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of roadway

1 a : the strip of land over which a road passes
b : road; specifically : roadbed 2b
2 : the part of a bridge used by vehicles

Examples of roadway in a Sentence

  1. Police cleared the roadway for the parade.

  2. a cow wandered into the roadway

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First Known Use of roadway

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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ROADWAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of roadway for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a road that is used by vehicles


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roadway

noun road·way \ ˈrōd-ˌwā \

Definition of roadway for Students

: the part of a road used by vehicles


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