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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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