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[rohd-sahyd] /ˈroʊdˌsaɪd/
the side or border of the road; wayside.
on or near the side of a road.
Origin of roadside
First recorded in 1705-15; road + side1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • High above the roadside he had engraved an account of his glorious deeds.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • They sat on a rock by the roadside waiting for the mailman's auto to come along.

    Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • In the first place, the nest is by the roadside, and somebody else might find it.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • Two hundred pounds a year are not to be picked off the roadside every June morning.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Perhaps he hoped it would run into the roadside ditch and be smashed.

Word Origin and History for roadside

1744, from road (n.) + side (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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