an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
a way or means to achieve something
"the road to fame"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rōd, n. a highway for traffic: (B.) a plundering excursion.—ns. Road, Road′stead, Roads, a place where ships ride at anchor; Road′-āg′ent, a highwayman: a commercial traveller; Road′-bed, the bed or foundation of a road: the whole superstructure thereon; Road′-book, a guide-book; Road′-car, a kind of omnibus; Road′-harr′ow, a machine for dragging over roads out of repair; Road′ing, the act of running races with teams; Road′-lev′el, a plumb-level used in the construction of roads; Road′-locomō′tive, a road-steamer; Road′-machine′, a scraper used in road-making; Road′man, Roads′man, one who keeps a road in repair; Road′-met′al, broken stones for roads; Road′-roll′er, a heavy roller used on a macadamised road; Road′-run′ner, a large ground-cuckoo; Road′-scrāp′er, an implement for levelling roads and clearing them of loose stones, &c.; Road′side, footpath: wayside; Road′stead, a place near a shore where vessels may anchor; Road′-steam′er, a locomotive with broad wheels for roads; Road′ster, a horse for driving or riding on the road: a coach-driver: a bicycle, or tricycle; Road′-survey′or, one who supervises roads; Road′way, the way or part of a road or street travelled by carriages; Road′-weed, a plant of the genus Plantago.—adj. Road′worthy, fit for the road.—By the road, by the highway; On the road, travelling; Rule of the road, the custom of the country in passing on a highway; Take to the road, to become a highwayman. [A.S. rád, a riding—rád, pa.t. of rídan, to ride.]
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
The numerical value of road in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of road in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The fact that she's transgender gives her a harder road ahead, an absolute harder road.
A beautiful road does not create enough reason to make a journey on that road, because the road to Hell is often a beautiful road as well!
She's 5 now, 5½. But when I looked at my little girl and all I could see was 10 years down the road, or 20 years down the road, and her being just like me, the only thing I could see was her getting raped and assaulted.
When a large truck would come by, we had this little technique where we would lean (on their walking sticks) into the ditch and away from the road, just long enough for them to go by, and then we'd pop back out on the road.
Living conditions are ... difficult because the Castello road, the only road, is being targeted by fire, many cars use this route to provide essential goods and they have to drive through danger. Many cars and their owners are bombed on the road.
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Translations for road
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- weg, pad, straatAfrikaans
- طُرُق, طَرِيقArabic
- carretera, camíCatalan, Valencian
- cesta, silniceCzech
- gade, vejDanish
- Weg, Straße, Route, StraßenGerman
- οδός, δρόμοςGreek
- vojo, ŝoseoEsperanto
- calle, camino, rutaSpanish
- maantee, teeEstonian
- راه, جاده, صراطPersian
- chemin, routeFrench
- dykWestern Frisian
- rathad, sligheScottish Gaelic
- apehũ, ape, ape guasuGuaraní
- रास्ता, मार्ग, सड़कHindi
- út, közútHungarian
- ճանապարհ, ճամփաArmenian
- strata, viaInterlingua
- choseo, voyoIdo
- vegur, leið, gataIcelandic
- via, stradaItalian
- iter, viaLatin
- ທາງ, ຫົນທາງLao
- kelias, plentasLithuanian
- ceļš, šosejaLatvian
- улица, пат, друмMacedonian
- зам харгуй, гудамжMongolian
- weg, straat, baanDutch
- veg, veiNorwegian
- miikana, miikananOjibwe, Ojibwa
- droga, szosaPolish
- واټPashto, Pushto
- via, estrada, caminhoPortuguese
- cale, drumRomanian
- дорога, путьRussian
- улица, друм, ulica, пут, cesta, put, цеста, drumSerbo-Croatian
- පාරSinhala, Sinhalese
- cesta, dráhaSlovak
- tsela, seterataSouthern Sotho
- väg, bilvägSwedish
- kalye, kalsadaTagalog
- sokak, cadde, yolTurkish
- дорога, шляхUkrainian
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