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[rohd-wey] /ˈroʊdˌweɪ/
the land over which a road is built; a road together with the land at its edge.
the part of a road over which vehicles travel; road.
Origin of roadway
First recorded in 1590-1600; road + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • 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
  • Dim and shadowy in the open air of the roadway were groups of figures.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
British Dictionary definitions for roadway


the surface of a road
the part of a road that is used by vehicles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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