crossroad

noun cross·road \ ˈkrȯs-ˌrōd also -ˈrōd \
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of crossroad

1 : a road that crosses a main road or runs cross-country between main roads
2 usually crossroads play \ˈkrȯs-ˌrōdz also -ˈrōdz\ plural in form but singular or plural in construction
a : the place of intersection of two or more roads
b (1) : a small community located at such a crossroads
(2) : a central meeting place
c : 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.

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First Known Use of crossroad

1686

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CROSSROAD Defined for English Language Learners

crossroad

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

noun cross·road \ ˈkrȯs-ˌrōd \

Definition of crossroad for Students

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


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