Definitions for roadroʊd
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word road
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
A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places, which has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two, roadways each with one or more lanes and also any associated sidewalks and road verges. Roads that are available for use by the public may be referred to as public roads or highways.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'road' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #330
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'road' in Written Corpus Frequency: #306
Rank popularity for the word 'road' in Nouns Frequency: #78
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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