Definition of Highway

1. Noun. A major road for any form of motor transport.




Definition of Highway

1. n. A road or way open to the use of the public; a main road or thoroughfare.

Definition of Highway

1. Noun. A main, direct public road, especially a multi-lane, high speed thoroughfare connecting major population centers. ¹

2. Noun. (rail) Any public road for vehicular traffic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highway

1. a main road [n -WAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highway

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Literary usage of Highway

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1908)
"Over the grade of the highway between Schenectady and Rotterdam Junction. 8. ... At grade the highway known as Oak Hill road. Town of Schoharie. 21. ..."

2. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"84, enacts, that when the inhabitant* in vestry shrill deem it expedient that any highway should be stopped uji, application nay be mude to two justices to ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"or highway which is within the limits of the railroad right of way should be constructed by the railroad company, and maintained by it, because of the ..."

4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"A highway commencing at or near the City of Hollister, and extending thence southeasterly, on the best grades and alignments, through the Counties of San ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"II Scl Am 81:408 Je 24 '16 Office systems for county highway engineers. ... Strength of brick and concrete highway surfacing. LW Allison. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Cresswell Cresswell (1829)
"The remainder may consist of an old or pre-existing highway. ... It is true, that in that case the diversion commenced with a new highway, ..."

7. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"The Pacific highway embraces a wide range of scenery, altitude and climate. ... Three states were busily engaged in highway work; here was something of ..."

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