or high road

[ hahy-rohd ]

  1. Chiefly British. a main road; highway.

  2. an easy or certain course: the highroad to success.

  1. an honorable or ethical course.

Origin of highroad

First recorded in 1700–10; high + road

Words Nearby highroad

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How to use highroad in a sentence

  • But the much-tried lady was on the highroad toward trouble-borrowing and bound to reach her end.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • Near a large town, along the broad highroad walked an old sick man.

  • On the other side of this she came into a lane which led out on a highroad.

    Littlebourne Lock | F. Bayford Harrison
  • Then, pulling at the collar, he hauled off his load after him along the highroad.

  • To the south was a country filled with slaves, who looked to Harper's Ferry as the highroad to freedom.

    Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland

British Dictionary definitions for highroad


/ (ˈhaɪˌrəʊd) /

  1. a main road; highway

  2. (the highroad) the sure way: the highroad to fame

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