a similar strip on which cars, trucks, or the like may park, load, or enter the stream of traffic.
the beaten track or habitual path of deer or other wild animals.
a fairly large enclosure in which domestic animals may range about: a runway for dogs.
the bed of a stream.
Bowling. approach (def. 17b).
a narrow platform or ramp extending from a stage into the orchestra pit or into an aisle, as in a theater.
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How to use runway in a sentence
In the past, new fads appeared almost exclusively through a “top-down” method, in which fashion designers release their runway collections and those new styles catch on slowly.Tech-savvy fashion forecasters already know what you’ll be wearing in two years | Rachael Zisk | February 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
Hodges, 46, has flown to several villages in a six-seater plane to vaccinate medical workers and elders, who meet her on the runway.How is Alaska leading the nation in vaccinating residents? With boats, ferries, planes and snowmobiles. | Cathy Free | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
That halted the ignition of the motor, and the pilots safely glided the spaceship back to the runway.Virgin Galactic ordered safety probe after wing of spacecraft was damaged during 2019 flight, book says | Christian Davenport | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Washington-area airport officials said runways had been pretreated and were open.D.C. area’s biggest snowstorm in two years brings slick roads, but much-needed respite | Katherine Shaver, Emily Davies, Lauren Lumpkin | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
That has helped Synopsys “grow their IP business at a rapid clip,” and provides a “significant runway for multiyear growth,” she suggests.
Or fast-fashion chains like Zara and H&M churning out runway imitations.
As they passed the runway, bullets shot up from the tall grass, puncturing a fuel tank.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I walked across the runway to the large hangar we were housed in.
In lieu of a traditional runway, Lagerfeld had the Grand Palais trussed up as an artificial city.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment | Amy Zimmerman | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Twice in the past two weeks, this has entailed meeting a plane on the runway to retriever sick passengers who may be infected.
At the upper part of the runway he had built a few steps, wherewith to lure the unwary far enough down to insure a fatal descent.The Staircase At The Hearts Delight | Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
His fingers gripped the ornamental grillwork, and he was able to pull himself up and over to the narrow runway.Star Born | Andre Norton
It somewhat resembles the runway by which ducks advance from their duck pond up a steep bank; hence one of its names.The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb
The engineer saw before him at the top of the stair a small doorway, and beyond it a spiral runway leading upward.The Revolt of the Star Men | Raymond Gallun
As he pulled up on a gravel runway, a masculine looking woman came to the door of the car.Ghost Beyond the Gate | Mildred A. Wirt
British Dictionary definitions for runway
a hard level roadway or other surface from which aircraft take off and on which they land
an enclosure for domestic animals; run
forestry, US and Canadian a chute for sliding logs down
a narrow ramp extending from the stage into the audience in a theatre, nightclub, etc, esp as used by models in a fashion show
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