highway Definition

a main road, especially one connecting major towns or cities.

Using highway: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "highway" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The highway was closed due to an accident.

  • Example

    We took the highway to get to the city.

  • Example

    The highway is congested during rush hour.

highway Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for highway

Phrases with highway

  • to start a journey, especially by car


    We hit the highway early in the morning to avoid traffic.

  • an act of charging an exorbitant amount of money for something


    The price they charged for that meal was highway robbery!

  • a situation or course of action that is likely to lead to harm, failure, or disaster


    Taking drugs is a highway to hell.


Summary: highway in Brief

A 'highway' [ˈhaɪweɪ] is a major road that connects towns and cities. It is also called a 'motorway' or 'freeway.' 'Hit the highway' means to start a journey, while 'highway robbery' refers to overcharging for something. 'Highway to hell' describes a situation that leads to harm or disaster.

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