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rail·way

 (rāl′wā′)
n.
1. A railroad, especially one operated over a limited area: a commuter railway.
2. A track providing a runway for wheeled equipment.

railway

(ˈreɪlˌweɪ) or

railroad

n
1. (Railways) a permanent track composed of a line of parallel metal rails fixed to sleepers, for transport of passengers and goods in trains
2. (Railways) any track on which the wheels of a vehicle may run: a cable railway.
3. (Railways) the entire equipment, rolling stock, buildings, property, and system of tracks used in such a transport system
4. (Railways) the organization responsible for operating a railway network
5. (Railways) (modifier) of, relating to, or used on a railway or railways: a railway engine; a railway strike.

rail•way

(ˈreɪlˌweɪ)

n.
1. a railroad using lightweight equipment or operating over short distances.
2. a line of rails forming a road for flanged-wheel equipment.
3. Chiefly Brit. railroad.
[1770–80]

railway

  • Main Line - The principal line of a railway (1841), it also has the meaning "affluent area of residence" (1930s), originally that of Philadelphia, from the "main line" of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which added local stops to a string of backwater towns west of the city in late 19th century that helped turn them into fashionable suburbs.
  • one-track mind - Is a reference to the railway.
  • railway - The word was first recorded in 1776, but the first actual railway opened nearly 50 years later, in 1825.
  • sidetrack - First used for a railway siding or a minor track or path.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.railway - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freightrailway - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
cable railway, funicular, funicular railway - a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
cog railway, rack railway - railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction
elevated, elevated railroad, elevated railway, overhead railway, el - a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
metro, subway, subway system, underground, tube - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
monorail - a railway having a single track
rail - short for railway; "he traveled by rail"; "he was concerned with rail safety"
scenic railway - small railway in an amusement park
2.railway - a line of track providing a runway for wheelsrailway - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
broad gauge - a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches
gantlet - the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times
rail line, railway line, line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
narrow gauge - a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches
railroad siding, sidetrack, siding, turnout - a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
standard gauge - railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches
switch - railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock
crosstie, railroad tie, sleeper, tie - one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"
rails, runway, rail, track - a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
track - a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
Translations
خَط سِكَّة حَديدخُطوط سِكَّة الحَديدسّكَةٌ حَدِيدِيَّة
železniceželezničnídráhakolej
jernbanejernbane-jernbanen
rautatierata
željeznica
vasút
járnbraut
鉄道線路
철도
železničný
järnväg
รางรถไฟ
demir yollarıdemir yoludemiryolu
đường sắt

railway

[ˈreɪlweɪ] (Brit)
A. N (= system) → ferrocarril m, ferrocarriles mpl; (as track) → vía f, vía f férrea
B. CPD railway bridge Npuente m de ferrocarril
railway carriage Nvagón m, coche m (de ferrocarril)
railway engine Nmáquina f, locomotora f
railway line N (= route) → línea f ferroviaria or de ferrocarril; (= track) → vía f (férrea)
railway network Nred f ferroviaria
railway porter Nmozo m
railway station Nestación f (de ferrocarril)
railway timetable Nhorario m de trenes
railway track Nvía f (férrea)
railway yard Ncochera f

railway

[ˈreɪlweɪ] (British)
n
(= track) → voie f ferrée
(= line) → ligne f de chemin de fer
the railway to Addis Ababa → la ligne de chemin de fer jusqu'à Addis-Abeba
(= form of transport) → chemin m de fer
since the invention of the railway → depuis l'invention du chemin de fer
(= company, organization) → compagnie f ferroviaire, chemins mpl de fer
the privatization of the railways → la privatisation des chemins de fer
modif [company, industry, service] → ferroviaire; [embankment] → de la voie ferrée; [journey] → en train; [link] → ferroviaire railway crossing, railway workerrailway bridge n (British)pont m ferroviairerailway carriage n (British)voiture frailway crossing npassage m à niveaurailway engine n (British)locomotive frailway line n (British) (= route) → ligne f de chemin de fer (= track) → voie f ferrée

railway

n (Brit) → (Eisen)bahn f; (= track)Gleis nt

railway

(Brit):
railway carriage
railway crossing
railway engine
nLokomotive f
railway engineering
nBahntechnik f, → Bahnbautechnik f
railway guide
nKursbuch nt
railway line
n(Eisen)bahnlinie f; (= track)Gleis nt
railwayman
nEisenbahner m
railway network
nBahnnetz nt
railway porter
nGepäckträger(in) m(f)
railway station
nBahnhof m
railwaywoman

railway

[ˈreɪlˌweɪ]
1. n (system) → ferrovia; (track) → strada ferrata
2. adj (bridge, timetable, network) → ferroviario/a

rail

(reil) noun
1. a (usually horizontal) bar of metal, wood etc used in fences etc, or for hanging things on. Don't lean over the rail; a curtain-rail; a towel-rail.
2. (usually in plural) a long bar of steel which forms the track on which trains etc run.
verb
(usually with in or off) to surround with a rail or rails. We'll rail that bit of ground off to stop people walking on it.
ˈrailing noun
(usually in plural) a fence or barrier of (usually vertical) metal or wooden bars. They've put railings up all round the park.
ˈrailroad noun
(American) a railway.
ˈrailway , (American) ˈrailroad noun
1. a track with (usually more than one set of) two (or sometimes three) parallel steel rails on which trains run. They're building a new railway; (also adjective) a railway station.
2. (sometimes in plural) the whole organization which is concerned with the running of trains, the building of tracks etc. He has a job on the railway; The railways are very badly run in some countries.
by rail
by or on the railway. goods sent by rail.

railway

سّكَةٌ حَدِيدِيَّة železnice jernbane Gleis σιδηρόδρομος ferrocarril rautatie chemin de fer željeznica ferrovia 鉄道 철도 spoorweg jernbane kolej caminho-de-ferro, ferrovia железная дорога järnväg รางรถไฟ demiryolu đường sắt 铁道
References in classic literature ?
He loves with a personal passion the great country through which his railway runs and branches.
There was the whistle of a railway train somewhere in the distance, and the midnight bells were ringing.
And as the mighty iron Leviathan of the modern railway is so familiarly known in its every pace, that, with watches in their hands, men time his rate as doctors that of a baby's pulse; and lightly say of it, the up train or the down train will reach such or such a spot, at such or such an hour; even so, almost, there are occasions when these Nantucketers time that other Leviathan of the deep, according to the observed humor of his speed; and say to themselves, so many hours hence this whale will have gone two hundred miles, will have about reached this or that degree of latitude or longitude.
My master sent me for a fortnight to a neighboring farmer's, who had a meadow which was skirted on one side by the railway.
lt so happened that half of this was in one direction and half in another, necessitating a change of cars; the law required that transfers be given at all intersecting points, but the railway corporation had gotten round this by arranging a pretense at separate ownership.
We were building several lines of railway, and our line from Camelot to London was already finished and in operation.
One thinks Heidelberg by day--with its surroundings-- is the last possibility of the beautiful; but when he sees Heidelberg by night, a fallen Milky Way, with that glittering railway constellation pinned to the border, he requires time to consider upon the verdict.
It does not take much of this sort of thing to wreck an ordinary friendship, so before long Rebecca and Emma Jane sat in one end of the railway train in going to and from Riverboro, and Huldah occupied the other with her court.
When the next day they set out on their journey to Yorkshire, she walked through the station to the railway carriage with her head up and trying to keep as far away from her as she could, because she did not want to seem to belong to her.
Yes; Thomas had heard the concert; he had been paid for to go in at the back; it was a loud concert; it was a hot concert; it was described at the top of the bills as Grand; whether it was worth traveling sixteen miles to hear by railway, with the additional hardship of going back nineteen miles by road, at half-past one in the morning -- was a question which he would leave his master and the young ladies to decide; his own opinion, in the meantime, being unhesitatingly, No.
It was in this year that General Custer was killed by the Sioux; that the flimsy iron railway bridge fell at Ashtabula; that the "Molly Maguires" terrorized Pennsylvania; that the first wire of the Brooklyn Bridge was strung; and that Boss Tweed and Hell Gate were both put out of the way in New York.
But to this also, as to other evils under the sun, there came a period; and the victim of circumstances began at last to rumble toward the railway terminus at Waverley Bridge.