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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Abdul Agha, 33, lost his right arm and both eyes in eastern Logar province when his convoy hit a roadside bomb three years ago. Rahim Faiez, Fox News, "Peace in Afghanistan more elusive as Taliban shrug off talks," 11 July 2018 This yard sale covers 824 miles across six states, from Baltimore to St. Louis, and this will be the 15th year for this collection of roadside treasures. Tracy Trobridge, Howard County Times, "Singing praises for Folly Quarter's musical groups[Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]," 31 May 2018 Interstate 95 was direct and fast, but the merest wink of a roadside sign could lure me off the highway to explore a little town, a botanical garden or a historical monument. Steven Petrow, USA TODAY, "I was a GPS addict, so I tried driving without phone directions to reawaken my 'inner compass'," 22 May 2018 The club’s roadside sign would remain, its base encased with frosted polycarbonate panels. Jeff Weiner,, "Work starts Monday on 'interim' memorial at Pulse nightclub," 23 Feb. 2018 Barbed wire was strung across some roads leading to the Lahore airport on Friday and barricades were positioned at the roadside ready to close off main boulevards should crowds start to gather. NBC News, "More than 100 people killed in Pakistan election violence," 14 July 2018 The Tour will spend three more days in northeastern Brittany, where fans waved black-and-white striped Breton flag on the roadside as the peloton rolled through the country villages. Joseph Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Gaviria beats Sagan again to claim 2nd Tour win on Stage 4," 10 July 2018 That van was found burned on the roadside on Monday morning 40 miles north of Paris, one of the officers said. Sam Schechner, WSJ, "Yes, Hollywood Did Influence That Helicopter Jailbreak in France," 2 July 2018 His body was found on a roadside several days later bearing marks of extensive, dayslong torture of the kind that activists and rights groups say is widespread within Egyptian detention facilities. Fox News, "Egypt, Italy say slain researcher not seen on subway video," 27 June 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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one that holds something together

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