Meaning of HIGHWAY in English


high ‧ way S3 /ˈhaɪweɪ/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

1 . especially American English 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!

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.