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roadway

[rohd-wey]
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noun
  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.
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Origin of roadway

First recorded in 1590–1600; road + way1
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Examples from the Web for roadway

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Historical Examples

  • Before anything more could be said there was a shout from the roadway near them.

  • The variable (an audible) part of the roadway for an automobile.

  • She stopped in the roadway, as if to put an end to the conference.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • He climbed up the bank, and jumped over the low hedge into the roadway.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • And going out on to the pavement she called Pere Bru who was just then crossing the roadway.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for roadway

roadway

noun
  1. the surface of a road
  2. the part of a road that is used by vehicles
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