Definition of "railway" []

  • A railroad, especially one operated over a limited area: a commuter railway. (noun)
  • A track providing a runway for wheeled equipment. (noun)
  • A permanent track composed of a line of parallel metal rails fixed to sleepers, for transport of passengers and goods in trains (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any track on which the wheels of a vehicle may run (noun)
  • The entire equipment, rolling stock, buildings, property, and system of tracks used in such a transport system (noun)
  • The organization responsible for operating a railway network (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or used on a railway or railways (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "railway" in a sentence
  • "The very fact, that the railway is a state-owned institution, and that every individual in Canada is a shareholder, makes that problem rather more difficult than if we were a privately-owned company."
  • "In a new country a railway is a colonizing factor."
  • "New York City will soon be receiving a brand new stretch of green space as the once-abandoned High Line railway is renovated to become a"