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Definitions and Synonyms of railway | Another word for railway | What is railway?

Definition 1: line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for railway in the sense of this definition

(railway is a kind of ...) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

(... is a kind of railway ) a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

(... is a kind of railway ) railway for steep mountains; a cogwheel on the locomotive engages cogs on a center rail to provide traction

(... is a kind of railway ) a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level

(... is a kind of railway ) an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

"in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"

(... is a kind of railway ) a railway having a single track

(... is a kind of railway ) short for railway

"he traveled by rail" "he was concerned with rail safety"

(... is a kind of railway ) small railway in an amusement park

Definition 2: a line of track providing a runway for wheels - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where railway or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he walked along the railroad track

Synonyms for railway in the sense of this definition

(railway is a kind of ...) a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels

(... is a kind of railway ) railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock

(... is a kind of railway ) railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches

(... is a kind of railway ) a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass

(... is a kind of railway ) a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches

(... is a kind of railway ) the convergence of two parallel railroad tracks in a narrow place; the inner rails cross and run parallel and then diverge so a train remains on its own tracks at all times

(... is a kind of railway ) a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches

(railway is a part of ...) one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

"the British call a railroad tie a sleeper"

(railway is a part of ...) a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

(... is part of railway) the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

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