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highway

noun
     
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high‧way S2 [countable]
1 especially American EnglishTTR a wide main road that joins one town to another:
Interstate Highway 75
freeway, expressway, motorway
2

the public highway

British English law a road or roads that the public has the right to use
3

highway robbery

American English informal a situation in which something costs you a lot more than it should:
It's highway robbery, charging that much for gas!
WORD FOCUS: road WORD FOCUS: road
a big road: main road, highway, motorway British English, freeway American English, expressway, turnpike American English, interstate American English, A-road British English

a road in a town: street, avenue, boulevard

a road in the countryside: country road, lane, track

a road you pay to use: toll road

parts of a road: fast lane, slow lane, hard shoulder British English/shoulder American English, central reservation British English/median strip American English, pavement British English/sidewalk American English


See also
road

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