Headway meaning

hĕd'wā'
Forward movement or the rate of forward movement, especially of a ship.
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Progress toward a goal.
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The clear vertical space beneath a ceiling or archway; clearance.
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The distance in time or space that separates two vehicles traveling the same route.
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Forward motion.
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Progress or success in work, etc.
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The difference in time or distance between two trains, ships, etc. traveling in the same direction over the same course.
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Movement ahead or forward.
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(nautical) Forward motion, or its rate.
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(countable, transport) The interval of time or distance between the fronts of two vehicles (e.g. buses) moving in succession in the same direction, especially along the same pre-determined route.
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(uncountable, figuratively) Progress toward a goal.
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(countable) The clearance beneath an object, such as an arch, ceiling or bridge; headroom.
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(coal-mining) A cross-heading.
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Origin of headway

  • Partly from Middle English headway, from Old English hēafodweġ (“head-road, main-road”), equivalent to head- +‎ way; partly as a shortening of ahead-way, the source of the nautical sense.
    From Wiktionary