Interstate vs. Freeway

Views: 8,096

Main Difference

The main difference between Interstate and Freeway is that the Interstate is a highway system and Freeway is a highway designed exclusively for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.

  • Interstate (adjective)

    Of, or relating to two or more states.

  • Interstate (adverb)

    Crossing states (usually provincial state, but also e.g. multinational sense).

    "The truck driver drove interstate to unload."

  • Interstate (noun)

    A Interstate Highway System.

  • Freeway (noun)

    A road designed for safe, high-speed operation of motor vehicles through the elimination of at-grade intersections, usually divided and having at least two lanes in each direction; a dual carriageway with no at-grade crossings, a motorway.

  • Freeway (noun)

    A toll-free highway.

Webster Dictionary
  • Interstate (adjective)

    involving and relating to the mutual relations of states especially of the US;

    "Interstate Highway Commission"

    "interstate highways"

    "Interstate Commerce Commission"

    "interstate commerce"

  • Freeway (noun)

    a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

Princeton's WordNet

Interstate Illustrations

Freeway Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons