Definition Highway

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Definition

a freeway (US), a motorway (UK): a big road with many lanes designed for high-speed traffic
noun
Shall we take the scenic route or the freeway? There was an accident on the freeway and there are only 2 lanes open for 8 miles.

a highway (US): a main public road, usually one connecting towns and cities
noun
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair (The Eagles - Hotel California)

Pronunciation examples
UK: I drove backwards all the way down the highway.
US: I was on a dark desert highway, with the cool wind in my hair.

Examples

  • "Philip : Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long!"
  • "Head out on the highway"
  • "On the Gymglish highway"
  • "Is there any way to avoid the freeways this morning?"
  • "Northbound traffic on highway one isn't much better: An accident at the Embarcadero exit has traffic completely backed up."
  • "Before we get to today's headlines, let's go to our traffic correspondent Ray Upton, who'll tell us all about a developing situation on the Los Angeles freeways."
  • "I can't wait to get this baby on the freeway!"
  • "Highway to the danger zone!"
  • "Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long."
  • "Overshooting the target by 500 feet, Mr. Marron finally came to a stop on the southbound lane of highway 101."

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