HyperDic: railway

English > 2 senses of the word railway:
NOUNartifactrailway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway systemline that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
artifactrailway, railroad track, railroada line of track providing a runway for wheels
railway > pronunciation
Soundsrey'lwey.
Rhymesairway ... Zimbabwe: 74 rhymes with wey...
English > railway: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningline that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight.
Synonymsrailroad, railroad line, railway line, railway system
Narrowercable railway, funicular, funicular railwayA railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
cog railway, rack railwayrailway for steep mountains
elevated railway, elevated railroad, elevated, el, overhead railwayA railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
metro, tube, underground, subway system, subwayAn electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
monorailA railway having a single track
railshort / short for railway / railway
scenic railwaysmall railway in an amusement park
BroaderlineA commercial organization serving as a common carrier
Spanishcompañía de ferrocarriles, ferrocarriles, ferrocarril, línea de ferrocarriles
Catalancompanyia de ferrocarrils, ferrocarrils, línia de ferrocarrils
English > railway: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA line of track providing a runway for wheels.
Synonymsrailroad track, railroad
Part ofline, railway line, rail lineThe road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
Partstie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeperOne of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track
track, rail, rails, runwayA bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
Narrowerbroad gaugeA railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches
gantletThe convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place
narrow gaugeA railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches
siding, railroad siding, turnout, sidetrackA short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
standard gaugerailroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches
switchrailroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections
BroadertrackA pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
Spanishferrocarriles, ferrocarril, vía férrea, vía
Catalanferrocarril

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