roadway

noun
road·​way | \ ˈrōd-ˌwā How to pronounce roadway (audio) \

Definition of roadway

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

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Examples of roadway in a Sentence

Police cleared the roadway for the parade. a cow wandered into the roadway
Recent Examples on the Web Vincent said removing excess weight would diminish the chances of significant ground shifting under the roadway. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, "No quick solution expected to repair closed Highway 231," 14 Feb. 2020 The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said on Facebook that crews conducted avalanche hazard reduction on Tuesday along a roadway outside of Juneau. Fox News, "Avalanche triggered by Alaska officials using tool with 'powerful punch' to prevent future catastrophe," 14 Feb. 2020 Mayor Hogsett announces a bipartisan four hundred million dollar roadway strip patching program during a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "The fight against potholes is heating up. Literally.," 12 Feb. 2020 Emergency crews were called to the location around 5:45 a.m. after witnesses reported seeing a woman in the roadway who appeared to have been hit by a car. Jamie Landers, azcentral, "Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run collision near I-17 and Dunlap Avenue in Phoenix," 12 Feb. 2020 In Florida's Pinellas County, high winds sent a crane sprawling across I-275, shutting down the roadway overnight. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "11 tornadoes reported across South as deadly storm causes power outages, major flooding," 8 Feb. 2020 With the wintertime human population down to 2,300, close to 1,200 deer wander into roadways, causing about a third of all vehicle accidents. Charity Robey, BostonGlobe.com, "Women with deer in their sights," 8 Feb. 2020 With the wintertime human population down to 2,300, close to 1,200 deer wander into roadways causing about a third of all vehicle accidents. New York Times, "Deer Overpopulation Meets Its Match: Women Who Hunt," 6 Feb. 2020 In the intervening period, Uber, Lyft, and their competitors made their debuts all over the world, becoming roadway fixtures. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Vancouver Wants to Avoid Other Cities' Mistakes With Uber and Lyft," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of roadway

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of roadway was in 1598

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17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Roadway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roadway. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for roadway

roadway

noun
How to pronounce roadway (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of roadway

: the part of a road that is used by vehicles

roadway

noun
road·​way | \ ˈrōd-ˌwā How to pronounce roadway (audio) \

Kids Definition of roadway

: the part of a road used by vehicles

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