runway

noun
run·​way | \ ˈrən-ˌwā How to pronounce runway (audio) \

Definition of runway

1a : a beaten path made by animals
b : a passageway for animals
2 : a paved strip of ground on a landing field for the landing and takeoff of aircraft
3a : a narrow platform from a stage into an auditorium
b : a platform along which models walk in a fashion show
5 : the area or path along which a jumper, pole-vaulter, or javelin thrower runs

Examples of runway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What about the white ones that walked down the runway? Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 28 July 2022 The clear design allows for quick and easy access to your favorite products, ditching the endless dig-for-lipstick scene on the runway. Ava Darrin, ELLE, 26 July 2022 In addition to watching jets soaring in formation, attendees can see a jet truck race a plane down the runway, hear narration with music and feel the heat from pyrotechnics. Marc Bona, cleveland, 21 July 2022 The Royal Air Force halted flights into and out of its largest base as a preventive measure, a spokesman said, because tar on the runway may have melted. Mark Landler, New York Times, 18 July 2022 The Royal Air Force halted flights into and out of its largest base as a preventive measure, a spokesperson said, because tar on the runway may have melted. Mark Landler, BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2022 Also, single-engine taxiing—where only half of the installed number of engines are used to taxi on the runway—offers the opportunity to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Jean-louis Rassineux, Forbes, 15 July 2022 On the runway, Bella Hadid always exudes fierceness. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 15 July 2022 Even teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, who was 18 at the time and had already accrued two platinum selling albums, was hired to perform on the runway -- solidifying the appeal for underage viewers. Leah Dolan, CNN, 14 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of runway

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

7 Aug 2022

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“Runway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/runway. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for runway

runway

noun
run·​way | \ ˈrən-ˌwā How to pronounce runway (audio) \

Kids Definition of runway

1 : a path beaten by animals in going to and from feeding grounds
2 : a paved strip of ground on a landing field for the landing and takeoff of aircraft

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