Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words


or high road

[hahy-rohd] /ˈhaɪˌroʊd/
Chiefly British. a main road; highway.
an easy or certain course:
the highroad to success.
an honorable or ethical course.
Origin of highroad
First recorded in 1700-10; high + road Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for highroad
Historical Examples
  • The sound of horses' hoofs came from the direction of the highroad; a carriage appeared in sight.

    Married August Strindberg
  • For this was he who had waylaid an "enemy" on the highroad and beaten him into unconsciousness.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • They rise and fall with the contour of the highroad because that saves expensive grading work.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • He was looking through a field glass down the highroad before him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • It was not upon the highroad that they parted, but near a village some little distance therefrom.

  • She walked back till she reached the tunnel under the highroad.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • They reached the highroad a minute or two later, and the girl turned to him.

    Masters of the Wheat-Lands Harold Bindloss
  • It was indeed a moonless night, but he did not make for the highroad.

  • The troop in the highroad prepared to camp just below the treacherous pass in which the ambush was known to be laid.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • On they went, descending a steep declivity of the highroad to the bridge.

British Dictionary definitions for highroad


a main road; highway
(the highroad) the sure way: the highroad to fame
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for highroad

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for highroad

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for highroad