What does road mean?

Definitions for roadroʊd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word road.

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"


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Road

    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.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of road in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of road in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Blake Shelton:

    I'm going to take the high road here.

  2. Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder:

    Keep right on to the end of the road.

  3. Euclid, Said to king Ptolemy I:

    There is no "royal road" to geometry.

  4. Emily Dickinson:

    Dying is a wild night and a new road.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Activity is the only road to knowledge.

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