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

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Further west, the NWS Reno shared a photo from a Nevada DOT camera from about 8,550 feet along Mt. Rose Highway near Lake Tahoe that showed a light coating of snow along a roadway. Fox News, "First snow of season falls in Utah, Wyoming as mountain areas of Nevada see light accumulation," 11 Sep. 2019 Kevin Hagen for The New York Times Near the end of the school day on Tuesday afternoon, a 10-year-old boy in Brooklyn stood along a bustling roadway waiting for a bus, most likely trying to get home. New York Times, "Driver Kills 10-Year-Old After Suffering ‘Medical Episode’," 10 Sep. 2019 Your child is going to ride a bicycle along a roadway that doesn't have a bike lane or sidewalk. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "How well do you know school-related traffic laws? Take this quiz and find out," 4 Sep. 2019 The handgun used in the murders has been recovered after the shooter ditched it along a nearby roadway. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, "Alabama Teen Charged With Murdering 5 Family Members, Including 6-Month-Old Stepbrother," 4 Sep. 2019 The sheer number of fires presents a huge challenge, though many of the fires are concentrated along existing roadways. oregonlive.com, "What you need to know about the Amazon rainforest fires," 27 Aug. 2019 The sheer number of fires presents a huge challenge, though many of the fires are concentrated along existing roadways. Washington Post, "What you need to know about the Amazon rainforest fires," 27 Aug. 2019 Murkowski, Alaska’s senior U.S. senator, walked briskly as cars inched along the clogged roadways. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "A day in the life of a United States senator: Lisa Murkowski," 18 Aug. 2019 Suspicious person: Mayfield Road Officers responded to the area near County Line Road around 9 p.m. Aug. 9 for a report of man walking along the roadway and wearing all black clothing. cleveland.com, "Man finds himself victim of crash at the wrong time: Gates Mills Police Blotter," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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roadway

noun

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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