motorway


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
"An average of 17,000 people every year break down on the motorway simply because they have run out of fuel, which can cause lane closures and delays for everyone.
YOUNG drivers must be allowed to gain early motorway driving experience, according to road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
The statistics were released yesterday at the launch of a new motorway safety campaign.
DRIVERS are being ripped off by "greedy" motorway service retailers, according to a survey by What Car?
Accordingly, foundation of Gebze-Orhangazi-Izmir Motorway (including Izmit Gul Passage and the linking roads) was laid a short time ago.
OFFICERS from Merseyside Roads Policing Unit will be out in force on the region''s motorways and at Charnock Richard services on the M6 today as part of a multi-agency collaboration to highlight the causes and consequences of motorway collisions.
Summary: Ouled Yaich - Morocco's motorway network will reach 1.417km by June 2011 with an investment of 38 billion dirhams ($ 4.6 billion), Equipment and Transport Minister Karim Ghellab said.
Truckers' and bikers' biggest dislike on motorways is middle lane-hogging motorists, while car drivers' main motorway bugbear is lorry drivers who cut them up.
INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AGAINST DUBIOUS MOTORWAY THAT WILL RUIN PALLADIAN LANDSCAPES IN THE VENETO; BRIDGET RILEY'S LONDON RETROSPECTIVE VIBRATES IN COLOUR; COLUMBIAN ARCHITECT ROGELIO SALMONA GETS AALTO AWARD--JAMES TURRELL'S JAIL EXPERIENCES; VENTURI WEBSITE DENIES PARENTAGE OF POSTMODERNISM.
RAWALPINDI -- Deputy Inspector General of Police, Motorway Zone, Ishfaq Ahmed on Tuesday said that Motorway Police had issued 1.9 million tickets to traffic rules violators and imposed Rs 850 million fines during last year.
RAWALPINDI: Deputy Inspector General of Police, Motorway Zone, Ishfaq Ahmed on Tuesday said that Motorway Police had issued 1.9 million tickets to traffic rules violators and imposed Rs 850 million fines during last year.
FAISALABAD -- The entry of all public service vehicles, having LPG/CNG fuel cylinders, has been banned on Motorway on the direction of DIG M-4 Motorway Sultan Ahmad Chaudhry.