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English noun: runway

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


Synonymsrail, rails, track


Broader (hypernym)bar


Narrower (hyponym)third rail


Part meronymrailroad, railroad track, railway, streetcar track, tramline, tramway

2. runway (artifact) a chute down which logs can slide


Broader (hypernym)chute, slide, slideway, sloping trough

3. runway (artifact) a narrow platform extending from the stage into the audience in a theater or nightclub etc.


Broader (hypernym)platform

4. runway (artifact) a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land


Broader (hypernym)paved surface


Part meronymairfield, airstrip, field, flight strip, flying field, landing field, landing strip, strip









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