Definition of 'runway'

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MPs will discuss the new runway this month. The Sun (2016)It takes ten years to build a runway? The Sun (2016)And a new airport runway or two. The Sun (2016)Lawyers have suggested that it could still take up to ten years for a new runway plan to clear all legal hurdles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other shortlisted options are extending the airport 's northern runway or building a second runway at Gatwick. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She also wrote that runway shows were'the most boring thing on earth '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Leave the fashion shows for the runway. Christianity Today (2000)Residents were divided yesterday in their reaction to the proposed second runway. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The airport reopened only after grooves were scored in the runway surface to improve drainage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Another airport with two runways is the answer. The Sun (2012)Now there are plans to build a third runway and a sixth terminal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He denied that the disruption had undermined his case for building a second runway. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Flying boats lost their advantage over land planes when runways appeared. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Environmental and local campaigners who have sought to block the new runways will be delighted at the prospect. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The plan is to extend the runway to enable aircraft to carry more fuel and so take more passengers further. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The aircraft was diverted to a longer runway at the nearby airport where it skidded to a halt on one wing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are planes on the runway! Times, Sunday Times (2008)Infrastructure investment can be in big projects such as airport runways and superfast broadband and can provide a decent stream of income. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is understood the jet had to use a longer runway as it had to land without flaps which help reduce speed. The Sun (2016)The fashion runway is designed to transport you; to take you somewhere else. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We now have the prospect of 60,000 more aircraft using existing runways. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So if we need more capacity, why not simply build a new runway there? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The aircraft left the runway but its 188 passengers escaped unharmed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The runway is long, and freezing at this time of year. The Sun (2009)A model strides down the runway at Berlin fashion week yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The runway showed four reds rather than two reds and two whites, which meant I was too low. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'runway'

British English: runway /ˈrʌnˌweɪ/ NOUN
At an airport, the runway is the long strip of ground with a hard surface which an aeroplane takes off from or lands on.
  • American English: runway
  • Arabic: مَدْرَجٌ للطَائِرات
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pista pouso e decolagem
  • Chinese: 跑道
  • Croatian: pista
  • Czech: ranvej
  • Danish: landingsbane
  • Dutch: landingsbaan
  • European Spanish: pista de aterrizaje
  • Finnish: kiitorata
  • French: piste aviation
  • German: Landebahn
  • Greek: διάδρομος προσγείωσης και απογείωσης
  • Italian: pista
  • Japanese: 滑走路
  • Korean: 활주로
  • Norwegian: rullebane
  • Polish: bieżnia
  • European Portuguese: pista aterragem e descolagem
  • Romanian: pistă
  • Russian: взлетно-посадочная полоса
  • Spanish: pista
  • Swedish: landningsbana
  • Thai: ลานบิน
  • Turkish: uçak pisti
  • Ukrainian: злітно-посадкова смуга
  • Vietnamese: đường băng


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