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

Definition of roadside

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

Other Words from roadside

roadside adjective

Examples of roadside in a Sentence

a hamburger stand on the roadside
Recent Examples on the Web Volunteers shovelled dirt from the roadside into sandbags or felled pine trees with chain saws, stacking the logs behind tank traps that had been made by welding together I-beams. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 There are 61 tents in all, fenced in from the riverside and from the roadside. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Diaz fell to the roadside and died at a hospital an hour later. Champe Barton, USA TODAY, 11 Apr. 2022 Two different viewing platforms with parking lots near the roadside are available on either side of the waterfall. David Nikel, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 In an interesting paper published recently in Science, researchers Hall and Madsen make a strong case that certain roadside safety warning signs can backfire and actually increase — rather than decrease — the risk of fatal accidents. Paul Hsieh, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Hundreds of people, heads covered in saffron flags — the color is associated with Hinduism — walked for hours to attend the rally, where huge roadside billboards were installed to welcome Mr. Modi. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2022 An interior ministry spokesman said a roadside blast had targeted a van of military mechanics in Kunduz and said students were among the wounded. NBC News, 22 Apr. 2022 Pumpkinvine Trestle and Brushy Mountain Tunnel and Jackson State University are among a dozen places to rest or eat, to say nothing of the roadside fruit stands. Tim Warsinskey, cleveland, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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11 May 2022

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“Roadside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of roadside

: the strip of land beside a road

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