Definition of 'motorway'
Video: pronunciation of 'motorway'
Example sentences containing 'motorway'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Official figures show that motorway traffic has increased twice as quickly as on other roads. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They aim to snarl traffic in the area by blocking the main coastal motorway. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our motorways and roads are becoming more congested and rail offers fast and clean supply chain solutions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministers have talked about the benefits of rail freight as a means of cutting motorway traffic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Currently you can't drive on a motorway until you have passed your test. The Sun (2017)SPEED limits near roadworks on motorways and other major roads could be increased to ease jams. The Sun (2016)COPS collared a man walking his dog along a busy motorway. The Sun (2017)Its location in the Midlands near the motorway network makes it an ideal meeting place for people coming from different parts of the country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hampshire and Thames Valley police carried out the crackdown on main roads and motorways in the region over five days last week. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Dozens of installations on motorways and major roads have been vandalised. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The band were forced to get off and push it along a busy motorway. The Sun (2012)Many of them are very busy and connect places not on our motorway network. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Plus you can get adaptive cruise control for long motorway journeys. The Sun (2014)Is raising the motorway speed limit really such a good idea? Times, Sunday Times (2011)You need to know how it drives in city traffic and at motorway speeds. The Sun (2011)This meant that he preferred back roads to motorways. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has good links to the motorway network and channel ports. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is comfortable for cruising long distances on motorways as well as driving up bumpy mountain tracks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We sent photographers to monitor traffic on two motorways. The Sun (2014)Motoring organisations say they offer a glimpse of how motorway speed limits will be enforced in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The property is handy for nearby major roads and motorways and has a garage and access to communal gardens. The Sun (2013)Heavy traffic jams were reported on nearly all the main motorways as ten million headed to the countryside and beaches. The Sun (2009)Perhaps his priority should be building new roads and repairing motorway potholes to really get the wheels of industry running smoothly. The Sun (2011)They were able to slow the vehicle almost to a standstill from ten miles away as it was driven on a motorway. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People of this century move about rapidly; we drive on motorways and dash around cities. Improve Your Landscape PaintingMany of the main motorways and long-distance trunk roads are likely to be busier than usual. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The agency said that five people had been killed last year while working on motorways and major roads in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2006)SICK thugs hurled two dogs on to a busy motorway from a car doing 80mph. The Sun (2008)MANY people seem to have been amused and surprised that a dog drove a quad bike on to a busy motorway this week. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'motorway'
Used Occasionally. motorway is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'motorway'
British English: motorway /ˈməʊtəˌweɪ/ NOUN
A motorway is a wide road specially built for fast travel over long distances.
- American English: freeway
- Arabic: طَرِيقُ السَّيَارَاتِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: auto-estrada
- Chinese: 高速公路
- Croatian: autocesta
- Czech: dálnice
- Danish: motorvej
- Dutch: snelweg
- European Spanish: autopista
- Finnish: moottoritie
- French: autoroute
- German: Autobahn
- Greek: αυτοκινητόδρομος
- Italian: autostrada
- Japanese: 高速道路
- Korean: 고속도로
- Norwegian: motorvei
- Polish: autostrada
- European Portuguese: auto-estrada
- Romanian: autostradă
- Russian: автострада
- Spanish: autopista
- Swedish: motorväg
- Thai: ทางหลวง
- Turkish: otoyol
- Ukrainian: траса
- Vietnamese: đường cao tốc
Definition of motorway from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.