crossroad

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noun cross·road \ˈkrȯs-ˌrōd also -ˈrōd\

Definition of crossroad

  1. 1 :  a road that crosses a main road or runs cross-country between main roads

  2. 2 usually crossroadsplay \ˈkrȯs-ˌrōdz also -ˈrōdz\ plural in form but singular or plural in construction a :  the place of intersection of two or more roadsb (1) :  a small community located at such a crossroads (2) :  a central meeting placec :  a crucial point especially where a decision must be made

Examples of crossroad in a Sentence

  1. Traffic was stopped at the crossroad.

  2. We turned onto a crossroad.

1686

First Known Use of crossroad

1686


CROSSROAD Defined for English Language Learners

crossroad

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noun cross·road \ˈkrȯs-ˌrōd also -ˈrōd\

Definition of crossroad for English Language Learners

  • : a place where two or more roads cross

  • : a road that crosses a main road or that runs across land between main roads


CROSSROAD Defined for Kids

crossroad

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noun cross·road \ˈkrȯs-ˌrōd\

Definition of crossroad for Students

  1. :  a place where roads run across each other —usually used in pl.



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