Definition of Headway

1. Noun. Vertical space available to allow easy passage under something.

Exact synonyms: Clearance, Headroom
Generic synonyms: Elbow Room, Room, Way



2. Noun. Forward movement. "The ship made little headway against the gale"
Exact synonyms: Head
Generic synonyms: Advance, Progress, Progression
Derivative terms: Head, Head, Head

Definition of Headway

1. n. The progress made by a ship in motion; hence, progress or success of any kind.

Definition of Headway

1. Noun. (nautical) Forward motion, or its rate. ¹

2. Noun. (countable transport) The interval of time or distance between the fronts of two vehicles (e.g. buses) moving in succession in the same direction, especially along the same pre-determined route. ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable figuratively) Progress toward a goal. ¹

4. Noun. The clearance beneath an arch, ceiling or bridge; headroom. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Headway

1. forward movement [n -WAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Headway

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headteacher
headteachers
headtire
headtires
headtube
headtubes
headwaiter
headwaiters
headwall
headwalls
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headwark
headwater
headwaters
headway (current term)
headways
headwear
headwears
headwind
headwinds
headword
headwords
headwork
headworks
headwrap
headwraps
heady
headyard
headyards

Literary usage of Headway

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1. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1908)
"On the 15-minute headway, two cars are required iu operation. ... During times of maximum travel a 10-minute headway to the park and ..."

2. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"... headway If there is any one point in the operation of most modern aeroplanes that calls for especial emphasis, it is the most imperative necessity for ..."

3. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1909)
"... headway If there is any one point in the operation of most modern aeroplanes that calls for especial emphasis, it is the most imperative necessity for ..."

4. Annual Report by Hawaiian Evangelical Association (1910)
"... headway. By Miss Mabel E. Bosher. The second year of the Girls' Department of the MPI opened with ninety-four girls and a faculty of eleven women. ..."

5. The South-west by Joseph Holt Ingraham (1835)
"A tar's headway on land—A gentleman's at sea—An agreeable trio—Musical sounds—Helmsman—Supper—Steward—A tru- am—Helmsman's cry—Effect—Cases for ..."

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