Meaning of “motorway” in the English Dictionary

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"motorway" in British English

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motorwaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈməʊ.tə.weɪ/ us /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ.weɪ/ UK

A2 a wide road for fast-moving traffic, especially in the UK, Ireland, and some other countries, with a limited number of places at which drivers can enter and leave it:

Because of the bad weather, motorway (driving) conditions are expected to be hazardous tonight.

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  • There has been a collision on the southbound stretch of the motorway.
  • Environment protesters have made common cause with local people to stop the motorway being built.
  • Soon after we joined the motorway, the car started to make a strange noise.
  • A contraflow is in operation between junctions 13 and 14 on the motorway.
  • I got cut up several times on the motorway this morning - I've never seen such dangerous driving!
  • Double glazing has helped to deaden the noise from the motorway.

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

"motorway" in American English

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motorwaynoun [ C ]

us /ˈmoʊ·t̬ərˌweɪ/ Br

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

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