Definition of road
1 : roadstead —often used in plural
3 : a route or way to an end, conclusion, or circumstance on the road to success
4 : railway
5 : a series of scheduled visits or appearances (such as games or performances) in several locations or the travel necessary to make these visits the team is on the road on tour with the musical's road company
roadlessplay \ˈrōd-ləs\ adjective
down the road
: in or into the future
Examples of road in a sentence
We'll cross the road up ahead at the crosswalk.
He drove off the road.
We parked by the side of the road.
There are lots of cars on the road this morning.
These country roads are beautiful.
a desolate stretch of road
Miles of road lay ahead.
The cabin is accessible by road.
Origin and Etymology of road
Middle English rode, from Old English rād ride, journey; akin to Old English rīdan to ride
First Known Use: 14th century
ROAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of road for English Language Learners
: a hard flat surface for vehicles, people, and animals to travel on
: a process or a course of action that leads to a certain result
ROAD Defined for Kids
Definition of road for Students
1 : a hard flat surface for vehicles, persons, and animals to travel on
2 : a way to achieve something the road to success
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