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mo·tor·way

 (mō′tər-wā′)
n. Chiefly British
An expressway.

motorway

(ˈməʊtəˌweɪ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) Brit a main road for fast-moving traffic, having limited access, separate carriageways for vehicles travelling in opposite directions, and usually a total of four or six lanes. US names: superhighway or expressway (also Canadian)

ex•press•way

(ɪkˈsprɛsˌweɪ)

n.
a highway for high-speed traffic with few if any intersections and a divider between lanes for traffic moving in opposite directions.
[1940–45; Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motorway - a broad highway designed for high-speed trafficmotorway - a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
autobahn - an expressway in a German-speaking country
autostrada - an expressway in an Italian-speaking country
carriageway - one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only usually in two or three lanes
highway, main road - a major road for any form of motor transport
toll road, turnpike - an expressway on which tolls are collected

motorway

noun highway (U.S.), A road, main road, freeway (U.S.), autobahn (German) the national motorway network
Translations
طَرِيقُ السَّيَارَاتِطَريق سَيّارات سَريعَه
автомагистрала
dálnice
motorvej
moottoritie
autocesta
hraîbraut
高速道路
고속도로
avtocesta
motorväg
ทางหลวง
đường cao tốc

motorway

[ˈməʊtəweɪ]
A. N (Brit) → autopista f
B. CPD motorway madness Nlocura f en la autopista
motorway service area Nárea f de servicios de autopista
motorway services NPLservicios mpl en autopista

motorway

[ˈməʊtərweɪ]
n (British)autoroute f
on the motorway → sur l'autoroute
modif [network, bridge] → autoroutier/ière; [traffic, driving] → sur l'autoroute motorway service stationmotorway service station naire f de services autoroutiers

motorway

[ˈməʊtəˌweɪ] n (Brit) → autostrada

motor

(ˈməutə) noun
a machine, usually a petrol engine or an electrical device, that gives motion or power. a washing-machine has an electric motor; (also adjective) a motor boat/vehicle.
verb
to travel by car. We motored down to my mother's house at the weekend.
ˈmotorist noun
a person who drives a motor car. The motorist could not avoid hitting the dog.
ˈmotorize, ˈmotorise verb
1. to fit a motor to (eg a bicycle).
2. to supply (eg troops) with motor vehicles. Many army units have been motorized.
ˈmotorcade (-keid) noun
a procession in which everyone goes by car.
ˈmotorway noun
a road specially made for fast traffic. They are building a new motorway to link the two cities.
ˈmotorbike, ˈmotorcycle nouns
any of several types of usually heavy bicycle moved by a motor.
motor car
a vehicle on four wheels, moved by a motor, but not a lorry or van; an automobile, car.
ˈmotorcyclist noun
a person who rides a motorbike. The motorcyclist was injured in the road accident.

motorway

طَرِيقُ السَّيَارَاتِ dálnice motorvej Autobahn αυτοκινητόδρομος autopista moottoritie autoroute autocesta autostrada 高速道路 고속도로 snelweg motorvei autostrada auto-estrada автострада motorväg ทางหลวง otoyol đường cao tốc 高速公路
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