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Definition of "runway" []

  • A strip of level, usually paved ground on which aircraft take off and land. (noun)
  • A path, channel, or track over which something runs. (noun)
  • The channel of a stream. (noun)
  • A chute down which logs are skidded. (noun)
  • A narrow track in a bowling lane on which balls are returned after they are bowled. (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 "runway" in a sentence
  • "And side by side with this wholesome admission has come a great awakening in the last fifteen years to the curative value of the _outdoor runway_, whether that runway be a field track, energetic walking in a park or campus, or a cross country run."
  • "Airport The main runway is being expanded from approximately 8,900 feet to about 10,500 feet in order to accommodate larger aircraft."
  • "For us what ends up on the runway is all about that gut feeling."