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 book is filled with Brownie cameras, gaudy roadside attractions, cars that always break down and children without smartphones. Richard Turner, WSJ, "For Crime Novelist Lou Berney, a Winding Path Led to ‘November Road’," 8 Oct. 2018 And besides, as a carload of eccentric editors and creatives ourselves, we were fascinated by the West’s idiosyncratic roadside attractions and oddball souls who managed to carve out an existence in such a cultural void. Anne Slowey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Fear and Self-Loathing in the American Southwest," 25 July 2018 All car owners must have such gear because of a much-grumbled-at 2008 government mandate meant to ensure the visibility of drivers in distress at roadside. Pascal-emmanuel Gobry, WSJ, "The Failure of the French Elite," 22 Feb. 2019 Barbed wire was strung across some roads leading to the Lahore airport and barricades were positioned at the roadside ready to close off main boulevards should crowds start to gather. Zaheer Babar,, "132 people die in election violence ahead of Sharif’s return," 13 July 2018 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

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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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