road·​side | \ ˈrōd-ˌsīd How to pronounce roadside (audio) \

Definition of roadside

: the strip of land along a road : the side of a road

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Other Words from roadside

roadside adjective

Examples of roadside in a Sentence

a hamburger stand on the roadside

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The 36-year-old mother of four was naked, her body sprawled on a roadside. Kyle Swenson, The Seattle Times, "Elderly prisoner claims he’s America’s deadliest serial killer with 90 victims. Police believe him.," 20 Nov. 2018 Tellis' defense lawyers say prosecutors have the wrong man on trial and are urging jurors to believe what firefighters, paramedics and others heard on a roadside on the outskirts of rural Courtland. Fox News, "The Latest: Firefighters: Victim said 'Eric' set her ablaze," 25 Sep. 2018 Blocks of cab drivers are parking in the middle of major thoroughfares like the Gran Vía and Passeig de Gracia, as well as La Castellana in Madrid, with some setting up tents by their taxis on the roadside, blocking any and all traffic from passing. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Six-Day-Long Spanish Taxi Strike Ends," 2 Aug. 2018 Fans cheered and waved the black-and-white striped Breton flag on the roadside as the peloton rolled through the country villages. Joseph Wilson,, "Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria wins Stage 4 of Tour de France," 10 July 2018 Roche’s body was found March 2 on the roadside near Northwest 31st Avenue and 26th Street, with head trauma, Miami-Dade police said. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Man accused in the deaths of two women is in the country illegally, officials say," 19 June 2018 They were seated in the fourth row of the bus when a Taliban bomb detonated on the roadside. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step," 15 June 2018 There is viral footage of a photographer sitting on the roadside in a park taking pics of a bull elk. Philip Chard, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Put down the smartphone and become more human," 31 May 2018 Photos of the scene show the black stroller mangled on the roadside and the car wrecked after striking a parked car. Colleen Long, USA TODAY, "Tony-award winning actress injured; toddler daughter killed in car wreck," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of roadside

circa 1657, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roadside was circa 1657

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English Language Learners Definition of roadside

: the land that is along a road : the area beside a road


road·​side | \ ˈrōd-ˌsīd How to pronounce roadside (audio) \

Kids Definition of roadside

: the strip of land beside a road

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