Definition of Motorway

1. Noun. A broad highway designed for high-speed traffic.

Exact synonyms: Expressway, Freeway, Pike, State Highway, Superhighway, Throughway, Thruway
Specialized synonyms: Autobahn, Autostrada, Toll Road, Turnpike
Terms within: Carriageway
Generic synonyms: Highway, Main Road



Definition of Motorway

1. Noun. (British Ireland New Zealand parts of Australia) A broad highway designed for high speed traffic, having restrictions on the vehicle types permitted and merging lanes instead of cross traffic; in parts of the United States and other places called freeway. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motorway

1. a type of highway [n -WAYS] - See also: highway

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motorway

motorplex
motorplexes
motors
motorsailer
motorsailers
motorscooter
motorscooters
motorship
motorships
motorsport
motorsports
motorsportsman
motorsportsmen
motortruck
motortrucks
motorway (current term)
motorways
motory
motour
motrix
mots
motser
motsers
motte
motte and bailey
motted
mottes
motti
mottier

Literary usage of Motorway

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

1. OECD Economic Surveys: Hungary by OECD Staff (2005)
"7 Indeed, keeping up to speed with motorway construction is an objective of ... Past and recent measures affecting motorway construction The framework for ..."

2. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"260 miles of motorway were open to trafile a tul a further 125 miles were under construction. 126 miles of motorway between London and Lancashire were in ..."

3. Ireland by OECD Staff, OECD (2006)
"The motorway network is fairly sparse Kilometres of motorway, 20021 NOR POL FIN IRL SWE HUN GRC SVK CZE GBR FRA AUT ESP PRT ITA DNK CHE DEU NLD BEL 1. ..."

4. Key Issues for Transport Beyond 2000: Introductory Reports and Summary of by (Paris) European Conference of Ministers, Ecmt (2002)
"The Hungarians issued a call for tender for the construction and operation of a new 87 km two-lane dual carriageway on a section of the motorway along Lake ..."

5. Report of the Hundred and Nineteenth Round Table on Transport Economics Held by Centre Economic Research, (Paris) European Conference of Ministers, Economics Round Table on Transport (2002)
"The Amsterdam Orbital motorway An example of the potential impact of a highway project on metropolitan economic growth is the orbital motorway around ..."

6. Crimson Architectural Historians 1994-2002 by Stichting Rotterdam-Maaskant (2002)
"Whereas the widest range of typologies already have motorway- specific mutations - Chiesa ... The most compact description of a motorway house, perhaps, ..."

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