Beltway meaning

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(US) A freeway that encircles a city.
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The beltway surrounding Washington, DC.
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The political establishment of Washington, DC, including federal officeholders, lobbyists, consultants, and media commentators.
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An expressway passing around an urban area.
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A 64-mile Interstate freeway surrounding Washington, D.C..
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(mostly local usage) The expressway that surrounds another city.
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(US, politics) The US federal government and policy and lobbying organizations, located in Washington, D.C..
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Of or relating to the culture of Washington, D.C.; politicized.
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A high-speed highway that encircles or skirts an urban area.
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the Beltway
  • Washington, D.C., esp. as regarded as the center of U.S. government and politics: so called from the expressway around the District of Columbia & nearby areas
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