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high·way

 (hī′wā′)
n. Abbr. hwy.
A main public road, especially one connecting towns and cities.
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highway

(ˈhaɪˌweɪ)
n
1. a public road that all may use
2. chiefly law US and Canadian a main road, esp one that connects towns or cities
3. a main route for any form of transport
4. a direct path or course
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high•way

(ˈhaɪˌweɪ)

n.
1. a main road, esp. one between towns or cities.
2. any public road or waterway.
3. any main or ordinary route, track, or course.
[before 900]
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highway

  • frontage road - A smaller road that runs alongside a highway or major road.
  • highway, expressway, freeway, parkway, turnpike - A highway is a main road, while an expressway is a multilane highway; freeways, parkways, and turnpikes are types of expressways.
  • scamp - Once meant a highwayman; as a verb, it meant "rob on the highway."
  • interstate - A highway that is part of the federal network of major roads; despite their name, some interstates do not cross state lines.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.highway - a major road for any form of motor transporthighway - a major road for any form of motor transport
arterial road - a major or main route
beltway, bypass, ring road, ringway - a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
divided highway, dual carriageway - a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions; "in Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway"
expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway - a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
highroad, trunk road - a highway
interchange - a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
interstate, interstate highway - one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
traffic lane - a lane of a main road that is defined by painted lines; "that car is in the wrong traffic lane"
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highway

noun main road, motorway, roadway, thoroughfare I crossed the highway, dodging the traffic.
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highway

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
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Translations
طريق عام، طريق رئيسي
автомагистралаавтострада
cestasilnice
hovedvej
päätievaltatie
fõútvonal
òjóîvegur; aîalvegur
autostrada
hlavná cesta
avtocesta
ana yolkara yolu

highway

[ˈhaɪweɪ]
A. N (= main road) → carretera f; (= motorway) → autopista f
highways departmentadministración f de carreteras
B. CPD Highway Code NCódigo m de la Circulación
highway robbery Nsalteamiento m, atraco m (en el camino)
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highway

[ˈhaɪweɪ] n
(= road) → grand-route f, route f nationale
(COMPUTING) information highwayhighway code n (British)code m de la route
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

highway

[ˈhaɪˌweɪ]
1. nstrada principale or maestra
public highway → strada pubblica
he knows all the highways and byways of Tuscany → conosce tutte le strade e stradine della Toscana
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

high

(hai) adjective
1. at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. a high mountain; a high dive; a dive from the high diving-board.
2. having a particular height. This building is about 20 metres high; My horse is fifteen hands high.
3. great; large; considerable. The car was travelling at high speed; He has a high opinion of her work; They charge high prices; high hopes; The child has a high fever/temperature.
4. most important; very important. the high altar in a church; Important criminal trials are held at the High Court; a high official.
5. noble; good. high ideals.
6. (of a wind) strong. The wind is high tonight.
7. (of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range. a high note.
8. (of voices) like a child's voice (rather than like a man's). He still speaks in a high voice.
9. (of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad.
10. having great value. Aces and kings are high cards.
adverb
at, or to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. The plane was flying high in the sky; He'll rise high in his profession.
ˈhighly adverb
1. very; very much. highly delighted; highly paid; I value the book highly.
2. with approval. He thinks/speaks very highly of you.
ˈhighness noun
1. the state or quality of being high.
2. a title of a prince, princess etc. Your Highness; Her Highness.
ˈhigh-chair noun
a chair with long legs, used by a baby or young child at mealtimes.
ˌhigh-ˈclass adjective
of high quality. This is a high-class hotel.
higher education
education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university.
high fidelity high quality and great accuracy (in the reproduction of sound). See also hi-fi
ˌhigh-ˈhanded adjective
done, acting, without consultation of, or consideration for, other people. a high-handed decision; A new headmaster should try not to be too high-handed.
ˌhigh-ˈhandedly adverb
ˌhigh-ˈhandedness noun
high jump
a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it.
ˈhighlands noun plural
a mountainous part of certain countries, especially (with capital) of Scotland.
ˈhigh-level adjective
involving important people. high-level talks.
ˈhighlight noun
the best or most memorable event, experience, part of something etc. The highlight of our holiday was a trip to a brewery.
verb
to draw particular attention to (a person, thing etc).
ˌhighly-ˈstrung adjective
very nervous; very easily upset or excited.
ˌhigh-ˈminded adjective
having or showing good or noble ideals, principles etc.
ˌhigh-ˈmindedness noun
ˌhigh-ˈpitched adjective
(of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp. a high-pitched, childish voice.
ˌhigh-ˈpowered adjective
(with an engine which is) very powerful. a high-powered motorboat/engine.
ˈhigh-rise adjective
with many storeys. She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily.
ˈhighroad noun
a main road.
high school
a secondary school. She goes to high school next year.
ˌhigh-ˈspirited adjective
showing high spirits. a high-spirited horse.
high spirits
enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy. He's in high spirits today.
high street
(with capital when used as a name) the main street of a town etc, usually with shops etc.
high-tech (ˌhai ˈtek) noun
(also hi-tech, ~high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry.
adjective
(also hi-tech). high-tech industries.
high tide
the time when the tide is farthest up the shore. High tide today is at 15.46; They set sail at high tide.
high treasontreasonhigh water
the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point.
ˈhighway noun
a road, especially a large or main road.
Highway Code
in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users.
ˈhighwaymanplural ˈhighwaymen noun
in earlier times, a man usually on horseback, who attacked and robbed people travelling in coaches etc on public roads.
high wirewirehigh and dry
1. (of boats) on the shore; out of the water. The boat was left high and dry of the beach.
2. in difficulties. Her husband has left her high and dry without any money.
high and low
everywhere. I've searched high and low for that book.
high and mighty
behaving as if one thinks one is very important. Don't be so high and mighty – you're just like any one of us.
the high seas
the open seas; far from land.
it is etc high time
something ought to be done or have been done etc by now. It is high time that this job was finished; It's high time someone spanked that child.

see also tall.
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