road map


: a map showing roads especially for automobile travel
: a detailed plan to guide progress toward a goal
: a detailed explanation

Example Sentences

Did you bring a road map? a road map to peace
Recent Examples on the Web While it was panned by some of Trump’s most loyal allies - and by some of Cruz’s advisers - the commission caught the attention of the former president, who tweeted in support of Cruz’s road map. Jacqueline Alemany And Sarah Ellison, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2023 Officials intend to gather community feedback through an online form to help set the plan’s top priorities and shape a road map. Danny Mcdonald,, 13 Dec. 2022 Careful attention to concrete efficiency could deliver nearly a quarter of the reductions required to meet the industry’s 2050 zero-emissions goal, according to estimates in the Global Cement and Concrete Association’s climate road map. M. Mitchell Waldrop, Discover Magazine, 26 Nov. 2022 There’s not much of a road map, though, as the few courts that have considered the issue have offered clashing opinions on whether interviewees have copyright interests to their responses. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Apr. 2023 According to people familiar with Sonos’ product road map, the Move (Gen 2) is currently under development for release sometime in the second half of 2023. Chris Welch, The Verge, 23 Mar. 2023 Those who have benefited from its best practices are more than willing to devise a road map. 'Overwhelmingly white' Any head coaching success story will involve some degree of timing, luck – and a hand up. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2023 What did Soderbergh need, a road map? A.a. Dowd, Chron, 7 Feb. 2023 For the moment, Republicans are only beginning to plot a new fiscal road map. Tony Romm, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of road map was in 1741

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Cite this Entry

“Road map.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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