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
Schools were opening two hours later than usual in Sampson County and the city of Clinton on Tuesday because of road closures in the area.
According to the incident report, police spotted Woods' black Mercedes on Military Trail at 2:03 a.m. Monday, parked on the side of the road and partially blocking the right lane and bicycle lane.
In November, 2015, Russia began charging long-distance truck drivers a per-kilometre toll for travelling on federal roads.
A single investor putting that big a commitment into one private equity fund is atypical, and would essentially have a foreign government profit from fees like toll roads.
The Lake County Commissioners are getting ready to release a second round of road funding this year after freeing up more than $4 million in highway department cash reserves.
The Cubs are 11-10 on the road and 5-4 against the West.
Also in the mix: A mysterious woman who is sending postcards from a multistate road trip to Carmen’s apartment in New York, though Camila is now staying there and receiving them.
Speed, control, and off-road capability are just as beneficial to the JLTV as its armor.
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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 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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