Meaning of RAILWAY in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ reɪlweɪ ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
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.
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.
A railway is the system and network of tracks that trains travel on. ( mainly AM )
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006