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1. railway

noun. ['ˈreɪlˌweɪ'] a line of track providing a runway for wheels.

Synonyms

  • narrow gauge
  • siding
  • broad gauge
  • sidetrack
  • rail
  • gantlet
  • rail line
  • tie
  • turnout
  • railroad track
  • railroad siding
  • rails
  • railroad
  • crosstie
  • switch
  • runway
  • standard gauge
  • track
  • railway line
  • railroad tie
  • line

Antonyms

  • walk
  • ignoble
  • decreased
  • lowered

Etymology

  • rail (English)
  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • way (English)
  • weg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Railway

  • gallway
  • hallway
  • selway
  • spillway

Example sentences of the word railway


1. Noun, singular or mass
Arrive at Santa Lucia railway station in Venice at least 15 minutes before your train is due to leave.

Quotes containing the word railway


1. [Flaubert] didn’t just hate the railway as such; he hated the way it flattered people with the illusion of progress. What was the point of scientific advance without moral advance? The railway would merely permit more people to move about, meet and be stupid together.
- Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

2. For me, it does not 'miss' if (the Potteries Thinkbelt study) goes into the archive, not as an example of how railway carriages can be used for teaching, but as one of the most powerful question marks ever placed against the architecture of university education.
- Roy Landau, The Square Book

2. railway

noun. ['ˈreɪlˌweɪ'] line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight.

Synonyms

  • rail
  • elevated
  • overhead railway
  • elevated railroad
  • railway system
  • tube
  • rack railway
  • funicular railway
  • railroad line
  • cog railway
  • el
  • elevated railway
  • underground
  • railroad
  • scenic railway
  • subway system
  • monorail
  • funicular
  • metro
  • railway line
  • cable railway
  • line

Antonyms

  • anode
  • overt
  • overhead
  • surface

Etymology

  • rail (English)
  • hrægl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • way (English)
  • weg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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