autostrade

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

autostrade (plural autostrades)

  1. A highway in southern Europe.
    • 1948, Pierre Laval, The Unpublished Diary of Pierre Laval, page 37:
      He also had business in several foreign countries and I recall that he mentioned to me at one time a plan for an autostrade across the Polish corridor.
    • 1949, Clara Longworth Comtesse de Chambrun, Shadows Lengthen: The Story of My Life, page 80:
      An autostrade at last where we could make up a bit for lost time!
    • 2015, Suze Clemitson, Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling, →ISBN:
      Granted, there's no seatbelt, so it could have been a James Dean tragic scenario in the event of an autostrade collision.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French autostrade, from Italian autostrada.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌoː.toːˈtraː.də/, /ˌɑu̯.toːˈtraː.də/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au‧to‧stra‧de

NounEdit

autostrade f (plural autostrades or autostraden, diminutive autostradeke n or autostradetje n)

  1. (Belgium) highway, motorway

Related termsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian autostrada.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

autostrade f (plural autostrades)

  1. (obsolete) motorway
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1993 ed., Plon, →ISBN, chap. XI, p. 108
      [...] si je contemplais aujourd'hui le même site, je constaterais peut-être que l'hybride troupeau a disparu : piétiné par une race plus vigoureuse et plus homogène de gratte-ciel implantés sur ces rives qu'une autostrade a fossilisées d'asphalte.
      — [...] if I could see the same scene today, I would perhaps discover that the hybrid herd has vanished, trampled down by a more vigorous and homogeneous race of skyscrapers established on these banks, which may have themselves been fossilized in asphalt to carry a motor-road. — 1973, John & Doreen Weightman (trans.), Tristes Tropiques, 2011 ed., Penguin Books, →ISBN
    Synonym: autoroute

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

autostrade f

  1. plural of autostrada