Definitions for roadroʊd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a long, narrow stretch with a leveled or paved surface, made for traveling by motor vehicle, carriage, etc.; street or highway.
a way or course:
the road to peace.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Ref: railroad. 1 2
any tunnel in a mine used for hauling.
Idioms for road:
down the road, at some future time.
Origin of road:
bef. 900; ME rode, earlier rade, OE rād a journey on horseback, akin to rīdan to ride
an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
a way or means to achieve something
"the road to fame"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the hard surfaces that vehicles drive on
the main road leading into the city; a truck driving on the other side of the road; I live on Blue Hills Road.
having traveled a particular distance
We were a few miles down the road when the tire blew.
at a time in the future
We don't know what the economy will be like a few years down the road.
on a long trip in a vehicle
We'd been on the road for an hour.
the process that leads to sth
The road to peace has been long and difficult.
a short distance away
She lives just up the road from me.
A way used for travelling between places, usually surfaced with asphalt or concrete. Modern roads, both rural and urban, are designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions.
A path chosen in life or career.
a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor.
An underground tunnel in a mine.
a railway; a single railway track.
Origin: From rad, from raidō, from reidh-. Cognate to West Frisian reed (unpaved road).
a journey, or stage of a journey
an inroad; an invasion; a raid
a place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another
a place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads
Translations for road
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a strip of ground usually with a hard level surface for people, vehicles etc to travel on
This road takes you past the school; (also adjective) road safety.
- estradaPortuguese (BR)
- cesta, silnice; silničníCzech
- die Straße; Straßen-...German
- vej; vej-Danish
- camino; carreeraSpanish
- route; (adj.) routierFrench
- cesta, kolnikCroatian
- strada; stradaleItalian
- vei, gateNorwegian
- дорога; дорожныйRussian
- cesta; cestnýSlovak
- gata, vägSwedish
- 道路Chinese (Trad.)
- дорога, шляхUkrainian
- đường giao thôngVietnamese
- 道路Chinese (Simp.)
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