From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Highway \High"way`\, n.
   A road or way open to the use of the public, especially a
   paved main road or thoroughfare between towns; in the latter
   sense it contrasts with local street; as, on the highways
   and byways.

   Syn: Way; road; path; course.
        [1913 Webster]
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