Definition of autoroute in English:



  • (in France or other French-speaking regions) an expressway.

    ‘There are shopping malls as hideous as any in Orange County, and an autoroute, the A63, that rumbles with trucks headed north from Spain.’
    • ‘In the 80s, the Mayor and the province agreed to turn the Metropolitain into a two-level highway by adding a tunnel below the existing autoroute.’
    • ‘About half of all Beaujolais is sold under the basic appellation Beaujolais, which comes from the Bas Beaujolais and the flatter land to the immediate west of the main north - south autoroute around Belleville.’
    street, road, roadway, avenue, boulevard, way



/ˈôdōˌro͞ot/ /ˈɔdoʊˌrut/


1940s from French, from auto(mobile) ‘car’ + route ‘route’.