- a main road, especially one between towns or cities: the highway between Los Angeles and Seattle.
- any public road or waterway.
- any main or ordinary route, track, or course.
Origin of highway
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Examples from the Web for highway
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
January 7, 2015
Cruce operates the Iron Hill Campground on the other side of the highway.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods
January 7, 2015
Hundreds of cops saluting as the bodies were rolled out with a full escort by highway patrol.Anger at The Cop Killer - And The Police
December 21, 2014
Highway safety flares provided light as the clans joined by loss sought solace in prayer and song.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
December 2, 2014
In 2002, he was arrested for reckless driving after swerving his SUV off the highway.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn
November 27, 2014
They were working on the highway in that place, and there he found employment.
Off he walked briskly, to get well away from the houses and to reach the highway.
"The Highway of Egypt" was a silver-paved road, leading to adventure.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Once more we were in the by-road which had brought us westward parallel with the highway.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Then she heard the voice again, far off through the woods, up along that highway.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
- a public road that all may use
- mainly US and Canadian law a main road, esp one that connects towns or cities
- a main route for any form of transport
- a direct path or course
Word Origin and History for highway
Old English heahweg "main road from one town to another;" see high (adj.) in sense of "main" + way. High street (Old English heahstræte) was the word before 17c. applied to highways and main roads, whether in the country or town, especially one of the Roman roads. In more recent usage, it generally is the proper name of the street of a town which is built upon a highway and was the principal street of the place.