Meaning of “highway” in the English Dictionary

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"highway" in British English

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highwaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.weɪ/ us /ˈhaɪ.weɪ/ US or formal UK

A2 a public road, especially an important road that joins cities or towns together:

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  • The photograph showed a lonely stretch of Arizona highway.
  • The senator called the new highways proposal "...a fraud and a boondoggle that the taxpayer should not tolerate".
  • Most of the old road - which stretched from Chicago to Los Angeles - has been superseded by the great Interstate highways.
  • The coach took the interstate highway.
  • The highway connects New York and Philadelphia.

(Definition of “highway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"highway" in American English

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highwaynoun [ C ]

us /ˈhɑɪˌweɪ/

a road, esp. a big road that joins cities or towns together:

The interstate highways are usually faster, but smaller roads can be more scenic.

(Definition of “highway” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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