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.
Recent Examples of road from the Web
India is trying to preserve its own sphere of influence in South Asia through projects such as building roads and bridges in Bangladesh, hydroelectric plants in Nepal and ports and railways in Sri Lanka.
The cold shoulder from one of the biggest banks in the United States is the latest in a series of road bumps for HNA, an aggressive conglomerate whose holdings include an airline, Hilton Hotels and a technology wholesaler.
The Puerto Rican truck driver, then 50, had attributed his growing leg pain to spending so many hours on the road.
This past weekend, Selena Gomez was living her very best life on an amazing road trip with her best friends, Raquelle Stevens, Irlanda Almendarez, and Francia Raisa.
Scenic Lowell run: The annual Buckley 5-Miler at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday in Lowell combines road and cross country racing through the Buckley Homestead farm.
And returning from that brief, stunning BOB origin story, the path of these 18 episodes is starting to become clear as the road to the Black Lodge appears to be paved with clues from Major Garland Briggs.
Media organizations, be informed that this dispute involved the team deducting 100 percent of the cost of meals provided on the road (or over $280,000 in the most recent year detailed).
Water Tower Way is a short, two-way road that has become a major thoroughfare linking Route 23, also called the East-West Highway, with the Hickory Bypass, that is part of Route 1.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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