runway definition, meaning - what is runway in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “runway”

See all translations

runway

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈrʌn.weɪ/

runway noun [C] (AIRCRAFT)

C1 a long, level piece of ground with a specially prepared smooth, hard surface on which aircraft take off and land

runway noun [C] (FASHION)

mainly US the long, narrow stage that models walk along in a fashion show
See also
Translations of “runway”
in Korean 활주로…
in Arabic مُدَرّج المَطار…
in Portuguese pista…
in Catalan pista (d’aterratge)…
in Japanese (飛行場の)滑走路…
in Italian pista di decollo/atterraggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) (飛機)跑道…
in Russian взлетно-посадочная полоса…
in Turkish uçuş pisti…
in Chinese (Simplified) (飞机)跑道…
in Polish pas startowy…
(Definition of runway from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of runway?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “runway” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More