roadway


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to roadway: railway

road·way

 (rōd′wā′)
n.
A road, especially the part over which vehicles travel.

roadway

(ˈrəʊdˌweɪ)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) the surface of a road
2. (Automotive Engineering) the part of a road that is used by vehicles

road•way

(ˈroʊdˌweɪ)

n.
1. the land over which a road is built; a road together with the land at its edge.
2. the part of a road over which vehicles travel; road.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roadway - a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travelroadway - a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travel
carriageway - one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only usually in two or three lanes
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

roadway

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
Translations
قارِعَة الطَّريق، وَسَط الطَّريق
vozovka
kørebane
vegur, akbraut
yol ortası

roadway

[ˈrəʊdweɪ] Ncalzada f

roadway

[ˈrəʊdweɪ] nchaussée f

roadway

[ˈrəʊdweɪ] ncarreggiata

road

(rəud) noun
1. a strip of ground usually with a hard level surface for people, vehicles etc to travel on. This road takes you past the school; (also adjective) road safety.
2. (often abbreviated to Rd when written) used in the names of roads or streets. His address is 24 School Road.
3. a route; the correct road(s) to follow in order to arrive somewhere. We'd better look at the map because I'm not sure of the road.
4. a way that leads to something. the road to peace; He's on the road to ruin.
ˈroadblock noun
a barrier put across a road (eg by the police) in order to stop or slow down traffic. to set up a roadblock.
road map
a map showing the roads of (part of) a country.
ˈroadside noun
the ground beside a road. flowers growing by the roadside; (also adjective) a roadside café.
ˈroadway noun
the part of a road on which cars etc travel. Don't walk on the roadway.
ˈroadworks noun plural
the building or repairing of a road. The traffic was held up by the roadworks.
ˈroadworthy adjective
good enough or safe to be used on the road. Is this car roadworthy?
ˈroadworthiness noun
by road
in a lorry, car etc. We'll send the furniture by road rather than by rail; We came by road.
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly--in the very middle of the roadway, not a dozen yards from them, and with their eyes full upon him--the man seemed to stumble, pitched headlong forward, uttered a terrible cry and vanished
Round the roadway between the entrances of Diana's Grove and Lesser Hill were many trees, with not much foliage except at the top.
He had released my arm and was standing rigid and motionless in the center of the illuminated roadway, staring like one bereft of sense.
This time, after going to the far side or the Pass, he suddenly turned down a narrow roadway which ran sharply to the right.
Looking round, there was the old dame down upon the roadway, with her red whimple flying on the breeze, while the two rogues, black and white, stooped over her, wresting away from her the penny and such other poor trifles as were worth the taking.
The walls of the houses were wet, the mud of the roadway glistened with an effect of phosphorescence, and when he emerged into the Strand out of a narrow street by the side of Charing Cross Station the genius of the locality assimilated him.
A dog that had been sleeping in the roadway arose and barked.
Birds flew through the air and cunning white rabbits darted amongst the tall grasses and green bushes; Dorothy noticed even the ants toiling busily along the roadway, bearing gigantic loads of clover seed; but of people there were none at all.
But he made straight for the door, crossing the roadway to save time; and as he came, he drew a key from his pocket like one approaching home.
Presently they passed into a roadway and marched forward with easy strides.
Toward this we galloped, entering it by what appeared to be a ruined roadway leading out from the city, but only to the edge of the table land, where it ended abruptly in a flight of broad steps.
Between these two the roadway runs in a trench, sparsely lighted at night, sparsely frequented by day, and bordered, when it was cleared the place of tombs, by dingy and ambiguous houses.