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 (ô′tō-strä′də, ou′tō-)
An expressway in Italy or another area where Italian is spoken.

[Italian : auto, automobile; see auto + strada, street (from Late Latin strāta, paved road; see street).]


(Automotive Engineering) an Italian motorway
[from Italian, from auto car + strada road]


(ˈɔ toʊˌstrɑ də, ˈaʊ toʊ-)

n., pl. -stra•das, -stra•de (-ˌstrɑ deɪ)
(in Italy) a divided highway connecting major cities.
[1925–30; < Italian, =auto auto + strada road « Latin (via) strāta; see street]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autostrada - an expressway in an Italian-speaking countryautostrada - an expressway in an Italian-speaking country
expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway - a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
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Luttwak: According to an Italian Treasury report of September 29, 2011, Italy is indeed well endowed with saleable assets: their total for real estate, infrastructures such as the autostrade, and shares in utilities and other entities, is 571 billion [euro], equivalent to 30 percent of the current public debt, without counting less saleable assets such as natural parks, Pompei, the Uffizi, and so forth (the report cites a highly theoretical total of 1.
Il primo lungometraggio prosegue sulla strada intrapresa nei precedenti lavori del regista --in particolare i due mediometraggi Paesaggio con figure (1983) e Giulia in ottobre (1985)--e presenta sullo sfondo una Milano colta in quadri fissi e anonimi, come le numerose architetture moderne, le autostrade o le strade serali fredde e inospitali, che con le loro forme spettrali accentuano il sentimento di oppressione angosciosa del vivere odierno.