railway

railway

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of railway in English

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English

Etymology

rail +‎ way.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪlˌweɪ/

Noun

railway (plural railways)

  1. (chiefly Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth of Nations) A transport system using rails used to move passengers or goods.
  2. (chiefly Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth of Nations) A track, consisting of parallel rails, over which wheeled vehicles such as trains may travel.

Synonyms

  • (track): railroad track, railway track, railway line, rails
  • (system): (US) railroad, rail

Abbreviations

  • rwy
  • RY, Ry., ry

Translations

See also

  • railbuff (railway enthusiast)

Derived terms

  • model railway
  • funicular railway
  • heritage railway
  • railway carriage
  • railway company
  • underground railway

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛl.wɛ/

Noun

railway m (plural railways)

  1. (Anglicism) railway

Synonyms

  • chemin de fer

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