Interstate vs Freeway what difference

what is difference between Interstate and Freeway

English

Etymology

inter- +‎ state

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɪntɚˌsteɪt/, [ˈɪɾ̃ɚˌsteɪ̯t]

Adjective

interstate (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US and Australia) Of, or relating to two or more states.

Adverb

interstate (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US and Australia) Crossing states (usually provincial state, but also e.g. multinational sense).

Translations

Noun

interstate (plural interstates)

  1. (US) A freeway that is part of the Interstate Highway System.

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Latin

Verb

interstāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of interstō


English

Etymology

free +‎ way

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹiː.wei/, enPR: frēʹwā
  • Rhymes: -iːweɪ

Noun

freeway (plural freeways)

  1. (Australia, Canada, US) A road designed for safe, high-speed operation of motor vehicles through the elimination of at-grade intersections, usually divided and having at least two lanes in each direction; a dual carriageway with no at-grade crossings, a motorway.
  2. A toll-free highway.

Usage notes

In Australian usage, the term freeway is sometimes avoided for toll roads. For high-speed roads where tolls apply, terms such as tollway and motorway may be used.

Synonyms

  • fwy (abbreviation)

Derived terms

  • fwy (abbreviation)

Related terms

  • autobahn
  • autoroute
  • controlled-access highway
  • expressway
  • highway
  • interstate
  • motorway
  • turnpike

Translations

Further reading

  • Freeway on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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