- a road that crosses another road, or one that runs transversely to main roads.
- a by-road.
- Often crossroads. (used with a singular or plural verb)
- the place where roads intersect.
- a point at which a vital decision must be made.
- a main center of activity.
Origin of crossroad
Examples from the Web for crossroads
The city served as a crossroads for African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cultures.Egypt Ain’t The Only Pyramid Show In Town
December 11, 2014
The Internet, ever becoming a greater part of the human experience, is at a crossroads, Dwyer argues in his book.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook
November 12, 2014
Earlier in the year, according to conservative sources, Adelson gave close to $20 million to Crossroads GPS.
In 2010, for instance, the RJC sent a $4 million check to Crossroads GPS.
Bigger than ever, the sport is at a crossroads, teetering between reverence for its healing past and fear of a pain-filled future.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower
July 21, 2014
That frightened them, and they did not venture to go further than the crossroads.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
He prevailed upon him to take me in his wagon as far as a crossroads where I was to be left.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
A modern school cannot be maintained at every other crossroads.
A consolidated school or a library cannot be maintained at every crossroads.
I shall have him buried at the crossroads with a stake through his evil heart!Nicanor - Teller of Tales
C. Bryson Taylor
- an area or the point at which two or more roads cross each other
- the point at which an important choice has to be made (esp in the phrase at the crossroads)
- a road that crosses another road
- Also called: crossway a road that crosses from one main road to another
Word Origin and History for crossroads
1795, in figurative sense of "a turning point, a moment of decision;" from crossroad. In U.S., used for "a crossroads and little more; small, dull town" by 1845.