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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)

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.

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"