road·​side | \ˈrōd-ˌsīd \

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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Yamaha was smart enough to stage this road test for us in the Austrian Alps, where the roads suit it: sweeping turns, crazy-tight hairpins, gravel, wet corners, and discarded roadside schnitzel. David Curcurito, Popular Mechanics, "Don't Call It a Trike: Why We Love Yamaha’s Double-Front-Wheel Motorcycle," 27 Sep. 2018 The researchers exposed honey bees to glyphosate at levels known to occur in crop fields, yards and roadsides. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Popular weed killer may be to blame for honey bee deaths, study suggests," 25 Sep. 2018 Esposito first encountered the idea of the kachina through the brightly colored kachina dolls sold at roadside gift shops in the Southwest, and he was immediately drawn to their colorful aesthetics. Laura Hudson, The Verge, "Donut County is a game about swallowing Los Angeles and realizing you’re an asshole," 1 Sep. 2018 The story is rooted in the roads, roadside motels, small towns, and landscapes of the Texas panhandle and far West. Eve Macsweeney, Vogue, "In Randy Kennedy’s Presidio, a Startling Road Trip Thriller Full of Twists and Turns," 17 Aug. 2018 Barbara Mikell, 45, was found dead with three gunshots to the head in a roadside motel near I-20 and Evans Mill Road. Joshua Sharpe, ajc, "TV show: DeKalb man might be innocent in wife’s murder," 12 July 2018 The rewards include cash back on fuel purchases, discounts on vehicle maintenance, and free 24/7 roadside assistance. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Uber will start rewarding high-performing drivers with better earnings and free college tuition," 1 Nov. 2018 On Wednesday, a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in Farah’s Khak-e Safad district, killing five civilians, including two women and a small child. Washington Post, "Afghan officials: Taliban kill at least 15 troops, 4 police," 12 July 2018 This grim lore is being honored by a new roadside attraction: a 32-foot-tall statue of the Lady of the Lake, carved from a tree with a history perhaps just as impressive. Chris R. Vaccaro, New York Times, "The Return of the Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma," 5 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 \

Kids Definition of roadside

: the strip of land beside a road

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