Definition of crossroad
1 : a road that crosses a main road or runs cross-country between main roads
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
Traffic was stopped at the crossroad.
We turned onto a crossroad.
First Known Use of crossroad
CROSSROAD Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of crossroad for Students
: a place where roads run across each other —usually used in pl.
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