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
Recent Examples on the Web Outside the shop stands a roadside sign which says Bryant’s Grocery marks the first step in a sequence of events that was to lead to Till’s torture, murder and the American civil-rights movement itself. The Economist, "Memories of Emmett Till," 14 Nov. 2019 Greg Caron, an Ellington High School graduate who lost both legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Peter Marteka,, "‘It’s the biggest gift I’ve ever gotten:’ Iraq War veteran who lost leg and suffered significant trauma will come home to a heroes house in Glastonbury," 11 Nov. 2019 Frye served in a civil affairs battalion and was killed when her convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "If you didn't know Wisconsinites killed in battle, read these stories of veterans whose lives were cut short," 11 Nov. 2019 The roadside bombs killed 18 British troops and one civilian in Northern Ireland (later known as the Warrenpoint ambush). Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Death of Lord Louis Mountbatten Was Shocking, Tragic, and Scary," 8 Nov. 2019 Nine children in northeastern Afghanistan were killed while walking to school Saturday by a roadside bomb believed to have been planted by the Taliban. Fox News, "Roadside bomb kills 9 Afghan children on their walk to school," 3 Nov. 2019 In western Herat province, six civilians including four children were killed Thursday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, said Jelani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor. Rahim Faiez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers," 18 Oct. 2019 Some iconic roadside signs for me include the one for Kappy’s Subs in Maitland. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, "From big oranges to bears, readers recall roadside gems," 16 June 2019 Luckett and Currier play alongside Ryan Major, who spent six weeks in a coma after losing both legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq. CBS News, "Wounded veterans find solace in wheelchair rugby: "It becomes the brotherhood"," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of roadside

circa 1657, in the meaning defined above

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21 Nov 2019

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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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