- the place where roads intersect.
- a point at which a vital decision must be made.
- a main center of activity.
Examples from the Web for crossroad
I'd radiate like mad; I'd complain about the situation at every crossroad, at every filling station, before every farmer.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
There is just this one little tree, near the crossroad by the old stone house.The Green Satin Gown|Laura E. Richards
After a little march we left the turnpike, with Hunter's column bearing westward on a crossroad that led us into thick woods.Eben Holden|Irving Bacheller
There was an arrow pointing along the crossroad and off to the right.Galusha the Magnificent|Joseph C. Lincoln
She had not gone far when she saw a boy coming out of a crossroad.Peggy in Her Blue Frock|Eliza Orne White