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
Performing at festivals across the nation, these road warriors never play the same set twice--guaranteeing an authentic night no one will forget.
Moustakas has hit 14 of his 24 home runs on the road.
In the meantime, fans can dream on Fernando Tatis Jr., who, at 18, is showing massive upside in Low-A ball but might have to move to third base down the road.
After working from home for so long, the road appealed to her.
Written by Nashville creator Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott, the story of an Arkansas housewife and a waitress's wild road trip attracted A-list attention from the beginning.
Yet with no direct road route that could accommodate such a big load, scientists couldn't bring their baby straight home.
If your heart naturally lifts at the thought of writing computer code, or studying economic models, that’s the road to follow.
Elizabeth Warren is traveling to Trump-friendly areas of her state hoping to connect with his backers and provide a road map for her party to win back working-class voters.
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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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