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ex·press·way

 (ĭk-sprĕs′wā′)
n.
A major divided highway designed for high-speed travel, having few or no intersections. Also called freeway, limited access highway, superhighway, thruway.

expressway

(ɪkˈsprɛsˌweɪ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a motorway

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.]
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.
See also related terms for highway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expressway - a broad highway designed for high-speed trafficexpressway - 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

expressway

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
Translations
طَريق سَريع
motorvej
moottoriliikennetiemoottoritie
autocesta
autópálya
hraîbraut
avtocesta

expressway

[ɪksˈpresweɪ] N (US) → autopista f

expressway

[ɪkˈsprɛsweɪ] n (US)voie f express (à plusieurs files)

expressway

[ɪksˈprɛsˌweɪ] n (esp Am) → autostrada urbana

express

(ikˈspres) verb
1. to put into words. He expressed his ideas very clearly.
2. (with oneself etc) to put one's own thoughts into words. You haven't expressed yourself clearly.
3. to show (thoughts, feelings etc) by looks, actions etc. She nodded to express her agreement.
4. to send by fast (postal) delivery. Will you express this letter, please?
adjective
1. travelling, carrying goods etc, especially fast. an express train; express delivery.
2. clearly stated. You have disobeyed my express wishes.
adverb
by express train or fast delivery service. Send your letter express.
noun
1. an express train. the London to Cardiff express.
2. the service provided eg by the post office for carrying goods etc quickly. The parcel was sent by express.
exˈpressly adverb
in clear, definite words. I expressly forbade you to do that.
exˈpression (-ʃən) noun
1. a look on one's face that shows one's feelings. He always has a bored expression on his face.
2. a word or phrase. `Dough' is a slang expression for `money`.
3. (a) showing of thoughts or feelings by words, actions etc. This poem is an expression of his grief.
4. the showing of feeling when eg reciting, reading aloud or playing a musical instrument. Put more expression into your playing!
exˈpressionless adjective
(of a face or voice) showing no feeling. a cold, expressionless tone.
exˈpressive (-siv) adjective
showing meaning or feeling clearly. She has an expressive look on her face.
exˈpressiveness noun
exˈpressively adverb
exˈpressway noun
a divided highway; a motorway.
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Finally, we have finished it,' Lyari Expressway Project Director Javed Langah told The Express Tribune.
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SMC, along with key government agencies led by the Department of Transportation and Department of Public Works and Highways, led a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the project formally called the Southeast Metro Manila Expressway.
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Investment, construction, operation and management of toll highways and roads are within ordinary and usual course of business for Shenzhen Expressway.
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh): Fighter and transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday performed breathtaking touch-and-go landings on a stretch of the Lucknow-Agra Expressway here, showing that highways can be used as landing strips in case of any emergency.
IAF is planning to conduct Highway Flying operations on October 24 on airstrip of Agra Lucknow Expressway, situated in state's Unnao district.
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23 August 2016 - Chinese road construction company Zhejiang Expressway Co Ltd has entered into the agreement with Chinese highway operator Huangshan Travel under which the company agreed to acquire and Huangshan Travel agreed to dispose of the entire equity interest in Huihang Expressway at a consideration of RMB 570m (USD 85.