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interstate vs. highway

interstate vs. highway: What's the difference?

Highway refers to a major roadway, especially one that goes between towns or cities. Interstate refers to a type of highway that stretches between states. While all interstates are highways, not all highways are interstates.

[ adjective in-ter-steyt; noun in-ter-steyt ]
    [ hahy-wey ]
    1. a main road, especially one between towns or cities: the highway between Los Angeles and Seattle.
    2. any public road or waterway.
    3. any main or ordinary route, track, or course.

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