headway


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head·way

 (hĕd′wā′)
n.
1. Forward movement or the rate of forward movement, especially of a ship.
2. Progress toward a goal.
3. The clear vertical space beneath a ceiling or archway; clearance.
4. The distance in time or space that separates two vehicles traveling the same route.

headway

(ˈhɛdˌweɪ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) motion in a forward direction: the vessel made no headway.
2. progress or rate of progress: he made no headway with the problem.
3. another name for headroom
4. (Railways) the distance or time between consecutive trains, buses, etc, on the same route

head•way1

(ˈhɛdˌweɪ)

n.
1. forward movement; progress in a forward direction.
2. progress in general: to make headway in a career.
3. the time interval or distance between two vehicles or vessels traveling in the same direction over the same route.
[1700–10; (a) head + way1]

head•way2

(ˈhɛdˌweɪ)

n.
[1700–10; head + way1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headway - vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
elbow room, room, way - space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
2.headway - forward movement; "the ship made little headway against the gale"
advance, progression, progress - a movement forward; "he listened for the progress of the troops"

headway

noun
make headway progress, advance, come or get on, gain ground, make inroads (into), cover ground, make strides Police were making little headway in the investigation.

headway

noun
Translations

headway

[ˈhedweɪ] N to make headway (Naut) → avanzar (fig) → hacer progresos
we could make no headway against the currentno lográbamos avanzar contra la corriente, la corriente nos impedía avanzar
I didn't make much headway with himno conseguí hacer carrera con él

headway

[ˈhɛdweɪ] n
to make headway → avancer, faire des progrès
to make headway with sth [+ task, book] → avancer dans qch

headway

[ˈhɛdˌweɪ] n (Naut) → abbrivio
to make headway (fig) → fare progressi or passi avanti (Naut) → avanzare
References in classic literature ?
The boat lost headway, and, as we lifted on a huge surge, toppled and fell into the trough.
But turning to the steersman, who thus far had been holding the ship in the wind to diminish her headway, he cried out in his old lion voice, -- Up helm
It is only indispensable with an inveterate running whale; its grand fact and feature is the wonderful distance to which the long lance is accurately darted from a violently rocking, jerking boat, under extreme headway.
I explained our predicament, and stated that with what screening force remained I should continue in the air, making as rapid headway toward St.
The student duels in Germany occasion two or three deaths every year, now, but this arises only from the carelessness of the wounded men; they eat or drink imprudently, or commit excesses in the way of overexertion; inflammation sets in and gets such a headway that it cannot be arrested.
As the flames gained headway it became apparent to Tarzan that whatever had caused the explosion had scattered some highly inflammable substance upon the surrounding woodwork, for the water which they poured in from the pump seemed rather to spread than to extinguish the blaze.
In the meanwhile we had been making headway at a good pace for a boat so overloaded, and we had shipped but little water in the process.
I made slow headway at first, but I began to get dissatisfied at the idea of paying my minion five francs to hold my mule back by the tail and keep him from going up the hill, and so I discharged him.
So far, little but the ability to read their calendars and numerical system is possessed by us, though we are gradually making headway.
The headway ran almost out, and he drew up slowly toward the sidewalk.
But Phileas Fogg was a bold mariner, and knew how to maintain headway against the sea; and he kept on his course, without even decreasing his steam.
We were still some distance from the beach, and under slow headway, when we sailed right into the midst of these swimming nymphs, and they boarded us at every quarter; many seizing hold of the chain-plates and springing into the chains; others, at the peril of being run over by the vessel in her course, catching at the bob-stays, and wreathing their slender forms about the ropes, hung suspended in the air.