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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
divided highway
Highway Code
highway patrol
highways and byways (=the important and less important parts)
▪ a scholar exploring the highways and byways of Russian music
the Highway Code (=the official rules about driving in Britain)
▪ You will be tested on your knowledge of the Highway Code.
three-lane motorway/highway/road
▪ Concession to operate coal mines, oil fields, federal highways and three railway lines were also to be auctioned.
▪ The conservatives also succeeded in rejecting an affirmative action program aimed at hiring more minority subcontractors on federal highway projects.
▪ I want my share of state and federal highway funds.
▪ States that failed to comply faced the threat of losing federal highway funds.
▪ This goal of the interstate highway system had been frustrated by varying drinking ages among the States.
▪ It was an interstate highway, up on stilts, that flew over the houses and through the burning air.
▪ Some favor the interstate highway model, with government construction, ownership, and maintenance.
▪ Upstairs alone, Petey could fling open everything and build an interstate highway.
▪ In the 1950s, we launched construction of the vast interstate highway system.
▪ Strategists viewed the trail as an interstate highway, a monolithic artery that could be severed.
▪ The Eisenhower-era interstate highway system is crumbling and buckling and full of noisy, angry trucks.
▪ From the interstate highway which runs nearby, nothing about this bluff looks any different from thousands of others.
▪ Presently it led them from the main highway to minor roads and country lanes.
▪ The alternative was to ride along the main highways, which tend to hug the flat land along valley bottoms.
▪ The Jaguar slowed down and he pulled off the main highway into a side road.
▪ The quake caused landslides along main highways in central and western El Salvador.
▪ Electronic tolls could replace fuel and vehicle taxes as the main form of highway revenue.
▪ With a series of sharp whistles, the cowboys steer the last few stray cattle off the main highway.
▪ Security forces blocked the miners from advancing towards the main Istanbul-Ankara highway.
▪ Radical urban restructuring involving major highway schemes was at an end.
▪ Malls and major highways are favorite spots.
▪ Michelle had done this before; she knew it was close to a major highway headed upstate.
▪ The layout of roads was a technical matter for surveyors and engineers, though new highways had town-planning significance.
▪ One example Luchian cited involves adjustable speed-limit signs on the new highways.
▪ They will carry over 1000 sections of a new four-lane highway across the river Lagan.
▪ He said he hoped a new highway bill could be passed by Easter.
▪ They were protesting against a new highway code and a points-system driving licence.
▪ Government expenditures can reabsorb these resources in the production of guided missiles, military aircraft, and new schools and highways.
▪ But outside these specially protected areas concern mounted at the architectural ravages of commercial development, particularly in association with new highway requirements.
▪ In suburbia, however, the scourge of the skips tends to descend on the public highway in spring and summer.
▪ The same applied to traditional football except that in this case legislation merely banned the game from the public highway.
▪ So just what are the rules, regulations and guidelines governing the depositing of skips on the public highway?
▪ Playing any instrument was taboo, but playing it along a public highway - shocking.
▪ All citizens have the right to use the public highway.
▪ Currently highways authorities and main services providers are allowed to cause chaos by digging up roads whenever and wherever they wish.
▪ The petition also wants the highways authority to leave in place the signs prohibiting heavy vehicles over 7.5 tons.
▪ Assessment of highway construction materials at source, during production and construction processes and under working environments.
▪ Governments are shifting the way they fund highway construction.
▪ Governments spend hundreds of billions of dollars this way every year-on health care, on highway construction, on building maintenance.
▪ But giant telecommunications firms that have already pledged tens of billions for highway construction favor a less regulated market.
▪ For example, gasoline taxes are typically earmarked for the financing of highway construction and repairs.
▪ The highways department has also ruled out police-style speed detector guns because of inaccuracy.
▪ The cameras will be operated by the highways department of Essex County Council and Essex police.
▪ Sort of like a toll plaza on the information highway.
▪ In short, get ready for another wild ride on the information highway in 1997.
▪ The information highway is a rough road at best.
▪ The police highway patrols use white Porsche cars.
▪ It may be called the state police, state troopers, militia, the rangers or the highway patrol.
▪ At the end highway robberies, riots and an unspecified sense of comeuppance is what we are left with.
▪ The constable left in charge of Burford was reluctant to take any action, even when Seb reported the highway robbery at Swinbrook.
▪ This brother-in-law was eventually hanged for highway robbery.
▪ A matter of murder-more than one murder, highway robbery and probably the rape of a young girl too.
▪ She says it's highway robbery.
▪ Subject to congressional approval, it proposed increased spending on highways, mass public transport systems, bridge improvement and highway safety programmes.
▪ That kind of freewheeling discussion is the norm in other realms where public health is the issue, such as highway safety.
▪ He instructed the Transportation Department to develop a plan to promote highway safety.
▪ When Congress acted, highway safety advocates predicted the higher speed limits would lead inevitably to more fatalities.
▪ Then a Montana state highway cop, with no sirens going.
▪ This goal of the interstate highway system had been frustrated by varying drinking ages among the States.
▪ Far from complete, the I-way is quickly acquiring new on-ramps and even small highway systems.
▪ In the 1950s, we launched construction of the vast interstate highway system.
▪ The Eisenhower-era interstate highway system is crumbling and buckling and full of noisy, angry trucks.
▪ A vast monument is being built 400m from the highway where Rodrigo had his fatal accident.
▪ Serrell was given a contract to build a highway suspension bridge over the Niagara between Lewiston and Queenston.
▪ Work is already under way on 72 of these centres, which will be built along the highways of the country.
▪ Upstairs alone, Petey could fling open everything and build an interstate highway.
▪ So I was seduced into becoming a volunteer on the grand project of building a highway through the interior of the country.
▪ The California Department of Transportation negotiated franchise agreements with four private consortia to build toll highways.
▪ When Congress appropriates money to build a highway, it is entitled to insist that the highway be a safe one.
▪ The moment the provincial boundary was crossed the washboard highway flattened into smooth, perfectly maintained blacktop.
▪ I watched her drive out on to the highway, thinking many things which are better kept to myself.
▪ But real-world driving conditions on highways in the South Coast Air Basin are different.
▪ I stop at the drive-in bank then I drive out the highway to the lake to pick up my date.
▪ Truly fun to drive on highway trips.
▪ It is over-inclusive be-cause it stops teenagers from drinking even when they are not about to drive on interstate highways.
▪ No, the bus stops on the highway and I have to walk across that damn prairie all by myself.
▪ The motorist slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer rig whose driver had stopped on the highway shoulder, said Capt.
▪ He persuaded me during an extended conversation we had one evening while stopped along the highway near Mayer, south of Flagstaff.
▪ To be sure, what travels on the electronic highways is limited, often flawed, and occasionally deceptive.
▪ You must travel across this highway, whether you are an organization purchasing supplies or a consumer ordering a movie on demand.
▪ A few miles further on we turned abruptly off the highway and the Range Rover sped into the desert leaving landmarks behind.
▪ He turned on to the highway, speeding away from the city.
▪ Six kilometres short of Poltava we turn aside from the highway into a colony for homeless vagabond children run by Anton Makarenko.
▪ I got onto the highway and drove as fast as I could.
▪ There's a rest stop somewhere on Highway 61.
▪ A collection of Arizona tales organized by the highway you drive to see their settings.
▪ After all, Woodforde's on the highway into the city.
▪ Associated with this is the cross comparison of highway and rail investment on the same cost benefit basis.
▪ One story had Mix trailering his famous steed as he sped along the highway.
▪ That kind of freewheeling discussion is the norm in other realms where public health is the issue, such as highway safety.
▪ The four-lane highway curved and straightened and curved.
▪ The governor will unveil an extraterrestrial-themed highway sign, and a panel discussion by UFOlogists will ensue.
▪ Travellers today can cross the Alps in less than a day due to the excellent highways and railroads.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Highway \High"way`\, n. A road or way open to the use of the public, especially a paved main road or thoroughfare between towns; in the latter sense it contrasts with local street; as, on the highways and byways.

Syn: Way; road; path; course.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English heahweg "main road from one town to another;" see high (adj.) in sense of "main" + way (n.). High street (Old English heahstræte) was the word before 17c. applied to highways and main roads, whether in the country or town, especially one of the Roman roads. In more recent usage, it generally is the proper name of the street of a town which is built upon a highway and was the principal street of the place.


n. A main, direct public road, especially a multi-lane, high speed thoroughfare connecting major population centers.


n. a major road for any form of motor transport [syn: main road]


A highway is any public road or other public way on land. It is used for major roads, but also includes other public roads and public tracks: It is not an equivalent term to Controlled-access highway, or a translation for autobahn, autoroute, etc.

In North American and Australian English, major roads such as controlled-access highways or arterial roads are often state highways (Canada: provincial highways). Other roads may be designated " county highways" in the US and Ontario. These classifications refer to the level of government (state, provincial, county) that maintains the roadway.

In British English, "highway" is primarily a legal term. Everyday use normally implies roads, while the legal use covers any route or path with a public right of access, including footpaths etc.

The term has led to several related derived terms, including highway system, highway code, highway patrol and highwayman.

The term highway exists in distinction to " waterway".

Highway (disambiguation)

Highway usually refers to a long road, giving a relatively fast connection between two places.

Highway may also refer to:

Highway (Free album)

Highway is the fourth studio album by English rock band Free. It was recorded extremely quickly in September 1970 following the band's success at the Isle of Wight Festival but with an attitude of relaxation , the band having achieved worldwide success with their previous album Fire and Water and the single " All Right Now". It is a low-key and introspective album compared with its predecessors.

Highway (play)

Highway is a 1944 play by American playwright Sophie Treadwell.

Highway (2002 film)

Highway is a 2002 American independent drama film written by Scott Rosenberg and directed by James Cox. It stars Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Selma Blair.

Highway (America album)

Highway: 30 Years Of America is the third principal major label compilation album by American folk rock duo America, released by Rhino Records in 2000 (see 2000 in music). The collection represented the first boxed set release of America's material. Originally, the collection was to promoted as including four discs, including newly recorded material, but was scaled back to three discs shortly before release. The resulting collection was heavily tilted toward the Warner Bros. releases, with the remainder of the group's career relegated to a portion of the third disc. No material from Human Nature, and only one track from Alibi, was included. All songs which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart are represented with the exception of the group's 1982 hit, " Right Before Your Eyes". The collection notably contains a demo of "Ventura Highway" prior to the addition of the famous guitar riff for which it is best known. Only two previously unreleased tracks were included in the 64-track set: "Mitchum Junction" and "James Holladay."

Highway (The Wilkinsons album)

Highway is the fourth studio album by the Canadian country music group The Wilkinsons. It was released on March 29, 2005.

Highway (Sean Delaney album)

Highway is a solo album by Sean Delaney. Delaney's recording of this album was related to his work on Gene Simmons' and Peter Criss' solo albums. Sean used his studio musicians to record some demo material for Peter Criss that was simply released on Peter's solo album. It has also been suggested (unsubstantiated) that Casablanca president Neil Bogart used the solo album as leverage against Sean for song-writing agreements and compliance with the KISS project.

Highway (1995 film)

Highway is a 1995 Malayalam action thriller film directed by Jayaraaj, written by Sab John, story by Jayaraaj and produced by Prem Prakash.

Highway (2012 film)

Highway is a Nepali film produced by Aadi Productions in association with Louverture Films. Highway was officially selected for and screened at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. It is also said that Highway will be taken to the Toronto Film Festival.

Highway (2014 Bengali film)

'Highway ' is a Bengali film, directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay and produced under the banner of Surinder Films. The film features actors Koel Mallick and Parambrata Chatterjee in the lead roles. Music of the film has been composed by Anupam Roy. This film was released on 8 August 2014.

Highway (TV series)

Highway was a British television series, broadcast from 1983 until 1993. Presented by Sir Harry Secombe, the show was a mixture of hymns and chat from various locations across Britain, produced by their respective regional ITV franchise holders. The programme was administered by Tyne Tees Television in Newcastle upon Tyne, who had a track-record for organising cross-franchise series for the ITV network.

Guests sang religious songs, gave readings or talked about their lifestyles and spiritual feelings.

The series was broadcast on Sunday evenings. The final series was moved to Sunday afternoons. Highway was replaced by Sunday Morning with Secombe in which he would broadcast from the venue of the following Morning Worship service.

Highway (energy drink)

Highway is a Dutch soft drink brand which is sold as a cheap store brand by supermarkets chains in the Netherlands like Laurus and Sligro Food Group.

The brand includes different variations of soft drinks like Coke, Diet Coke and Cassis. All drinks are sold in plastic bottles with a volume of 1.5 liters and in cans with a volume of 0.33 liters. The price of a bottle is around €0.50 while the tins are sold around €0.25/0.35.

The labels of the tins and bottles are recognizable by the multiple horizontal lines that get wider when they near the edges. Because the label of the normal version have a lot of white stripes on it, the product is sometimes mistaken for diet coke.

Since June 2009, the light version features the name Speedway instead of Highway, and the logo is changed to the word Energy Drink and written in graffiti style letters.

Highway (2014 Hindi film)

Highway is a 2014 Indian drama film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The film stars Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. Screened in the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, the film released worldwide on 21 February 2014 The film is based on the episode of the same name from the Zee TV anthology series Rishtey, starring Aditya Srivastava and Kartika Rane, which was also written and directed by Imtiaz Ali.

Highway (soundtrack)

Highway is the soundtrack album, composed by A. R. Rahman, for the 2014 Hindi film of the same name, directed by Imtiaz Ali. The film stars Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. The film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and co-produced by Imtiaz Ali. The soundtrack, which was digitally released by the T-Series label on , features nine tracks. The soundtrack, as well as the film score, garnered a positive critical response from music critics, with some calling the song "Patakha Guddi" one of the top ten songs of 2014.

Highway (2015 film)

Highway (also known or stylized as 'हायवे एक Selfie आरपार.....!') is an Indian Marathi language road drama film produced by Vinay Vaman Ganu under Kharpoos Films banner and distributed by Arbhaat Films. Directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni. The film marks marathi debut of Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi and Tisca Chopra and newcomers Vrushali Kulkarni and Sameer Bhate. The film also debut of Bollywood music composer Amit Trivedi and singer Benny Dayal. The film features ensemble cast of Girish Kulkarni, Huma Qureshi, Renuka Shahane, Tisca Chopra, Mukta Barve, Sunil Barve, Nagraj Manjule, Shrikant Yadav, Kishor Kadam, Savita Prabhune, Vidhyadhar Joshi, Purva Pawar.

The story, screenplay and the dialogues were written by Girish Kulkarni. The soundtrack of the film is composed by Amit Trivedi and lyrics were penned by Vaibhav Joshi. Sudhakar Reddy is the film′s cinematographer while the editing was done by Paresh Kamdar.

The film released in maharshtra on 28 August 2015 and received highly positive reviews from critics, celebrities and public praising the writing, direction and acting.

Highway (Montenegrin band)

Highway is a Montenegrin band. They participated in the second series of X Factor Adria in 2015, and ended in fourth place. The band consists of lead singer Petar Tošić (born December 27, 1990), guitarists and back-up singers Marko Pešić (born January 13, 1991) and Luka Vojvodić (born January 7, 1991), and keyboardist Bojan Jovović (born April 27, 1985).

They represented Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. with the " The Real Thing". They performed on May 10, 2016 during the first semi-final of the contest, but failed to qualify to the May 14 final.

Usage examples of "highway".

Three Rivers, a lumber town about thirty miles of winding highway to the northwest of Abney, just outside the national forest.

The highways of the Achaemenids -- yes, and which before them had trembled to the tramplings of the myriads of the godlike Dravidian conquerors.

But in 1765, the same year little Abigail was born and Adams found himself chosen surveyor of highways in Braintree, he was swept by events into sudden public prominence.

I could now, that that man driving a European sports car rather too fast through the main highway nexus was probably a supporter of the Citizens of Vados, and that consequently the long-faced Amerind lighting a candle and crossing himself before the wall shrine in the market was prepared to hate him on principle.

Brewer, through a big cloverleaf, past the brick hulks of two old hosiery mills, along a three-lane highway where in these last years several roadside restaurants have begun proclaiming themselves as Pennsylvania Dutch, with giant plaster Amishmen and neon hex signs.

Apparently they drove west into Utah because about daylight a Utah Highway Patrolman tries to stop a speeding truck on Route 262 west of Aneth, and they shoot holes in his radiator.

Potts had drawn for Leaphorn on a sheet of notepaper took him across the San Juan down the asphalt of Highway 35 into the Aneth Oil Field, and thence onto a dirt road which led up the slopes of Casa Del Eco Mesa.

The police posted a guard on the highway, in case the Angels got restless and tried to get back to town, but there was no way to seal the camp off entirely, nor any provision for handling local innocents who might be drawn to the scene out of curiosity or other, darker reasons not mentioned in police training manuals.

Marina Beach, the rest of the Angels were being rounded up and driven north along Highway 156 toward the county line.

The shopping center and highway traffic almost dulled the appassionata at the next-door drive-in.

She barreled along the desert highway, dodging busses, cars, giant boulders launched by her archenemy, Wile E.

There was not a single good highway that went straight through the Ardennes in the direction in which the Germans wanted to go.

I can tell, your Majesty, next summer when you travel to Vo Astur, a group of men are going to try to kill you somewhere on the highway.

The two patrolmen were taking the shortest way back into the city centre, along the state highway that parallels the A14 autostrada from Ancona and the Adriatic coast, looping through the unlovely dormitory suburbs to the north of Bologna to connect with the spinal cord of the Ai.

On 13 April 1945, the Third Battalion, advancing along Highway 9 from Monglo Hill toward Baguio, employed medium tanks against enemy positions in caves along the road, and reached the west slope of Hairpin Hill after an advance of 1500 yards against moderate resistance.