[ hahy-wey ]
/ ˈhaɪˌweɪ /


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

before 900; Middle English heyewei,Old English heiweg.See high, way1
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British Dictionary definitions for highway

/ (ˈhaɪˌweɪ) /


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
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