Definitions for roadroʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roadroʊd(n.)

  1. a long, narrow stretch with a leveled or paved surface, made for traveling by motor vehicle, carriage, etc.; street or highway.

  2. a way or course:

    the road to peace.

  3. Often, roads.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

    Ref: roadstead.

  4. Ref: railroad. 1 2

  5. any tunnel in a mine used for hauling.

    Category: Mining

Idioms for road:

  1. down the road, at some future time.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of road:

bef. 900; ME rode, earlier rade, OE rād a journey on horseback, akin to rīdan to ride

Princeton's WordNet

  1. road, route(noun)

    an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

  2. road(noun)

    a way or means to achieve something

    "the road to fame"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. road(noun)ʊd

    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.

  2. roadʊd

    having traveled a particular distance

    We were a few miles down the road when the tire blew.

  3. roadʊd

    at a time in the future

    We don't know what the economy will be like a few years down the road.

  4. roadʊd

    on a long trip in a vehicle

    We'd been on the road for an hour.

  5. roadʊd

    the process that leads to sth

    The road to peace has been long and difficult.

  6. roadʊd

    a short distance away

    She lives just up the road from me.

Wiktionary

  1. road(Noun)

    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.

  2. road(Noun)

    A path chosen in life or career.

  3. road(Noun)

    a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor.

  4. road(Noun)

    An underground tunnel in a mine.

  5. road(Noun)

    a railway; a single railway track.

  6. Origin: From rad, from raidō, from reidh-. Cognate to West Frisian reed (unpaved road).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Road(noun)

    a journey, or stage of a journey

  2. Road(noun)

    an inroad; an invasion; a raid

  3. Road(noun)

    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

  4. Road(noun)

    a place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads

Freebase

  1. Road

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'road' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #330

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'road' in Written Corpus Frequency: #306

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'road' in Nouns Frequency: #78


Translations for road

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

road(noun)

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.

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