Meaning of RAILWAY in English

RAILWAY

transcription, транскрипция: [ reɪlweɪ ]

( railways)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A railway is a route between two places along which trains travel on steel rails. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use railroad )

The road ran beside a railway.

...a disused railway line.

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2.

A railway is a company or organization that operates railway routes. ( BRIT; in AM, use railroad )

...the state-owned French railway.

...the privatisation of the railways.

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3.

A railway is the system and network of tracks that trains travel on. ( mainly AM )

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