Meaning of “railway” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /ˈreɪlweɪ/

A2 [ C ] mainly UK (US railroad, us uk /ˈreɪlrəʊd/) the metal tracks that trains travel on:

Repairs are being carried out on the railway.
the railway(s) mainly UK (US the railroad(s))

A2 the organizations connected with trains:

He worked on the railways all his life.

(Definition of “railway” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)