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beltway Explained

beltway at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


beltway at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] AmE a fast main road that goes around a city, not through the centre// British Equivalent: ring road//

Beltway at English (WD) Of Explained:


Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A 64-mile Interstate freeway surrounding Washington, D.C..
    1. Inter: context » mostly local usage The expressway that surrounds another city.
    2. Inter: US » politics The US federal government and policy and lobbying organizations, located in Washington, D.C..

      Derived terms

      * Beltway bandits

  • inside-the-Beltway
  • inside the Beltway
  • outside the Beltway


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Of or relating to the culture of Washington, D.C.; politicized.
    1. Inter: quote-news » title=Impeach me tender|work=Boston Globe|author=Mark Feeney|date=January 6|year=1993|page=28|passage=Apparently wishing to go Beltway in a big way, the Gap reportedly solicited Clinton spokesman George Stephanopoulos and media adviser Mandy Grunwald to pose for ads, but were turned down.
    2. Inter: quote-journal » journal=Annual Editions: Sociology, 97-98|author=Kurt Finsterbusch|year=1997|passage=In a typical indictment, one columnist recently called some piece of Washington policymaking "too secret, too expert, too Beltway."
    3. 2002 []
    4. : Your New Yorker article posed the question, "Can the president's education crusade survive Beltway politics?"''
    5. Inter: quote-magazine » date = 2003-09-21|magazine=Newsweek|author=Howard Fineman|title=Dean: Not Just A New-School Kinda Guy|url=|passage=And wouldn't you know, the real-life Dean, in a real-life debate, used a line the show's writers had proposed for him. Nothing more Beltway than that.
    6. Inter: quote-newsgroup » title=Unabomber Manifesto - an excerpt|group=sci.astro|date=July 8|year=2003|passage=Then he went Beltway and started rooting for the Orioles.|url=

    Translation: fr » Beltway

  • beltway at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Beltway



    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: U » S A freeway that encircles a city


    Inter: trans-top » a freeway that encircles a city
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|околовръстен път
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|ringweg, Inter: t+ » nl|ring

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|circunvalación|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: fr » beltway
    Translation: ko » beltway
    Translation: pl » beltway
    Translation: ta » beltway