- 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 crossroads
The city served as a crossroads for African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cultures.
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|Jake Whitney|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Evin Demirel|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so the thing was settled, and as soon as he could settle his affairs at Crossroads he was to go to Austin.Mistress Anne|Temple Bailey
Why, there are crossroads up in Sullivan County that would seem like the Tenderloin alongside of that place.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford
The face is a signboard showing which way the man or woman is traveling, which of life's crossroads they are on.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
We had one right here at our crossroads over a hundred and thirty years old, and still turning out its hundred per cent.Kit of Greenacre Farm|Izola Forrester
After passing crossroads 561 you go about 150 yards without seeing the connecting file in rear of you.Military Instructors Manual|James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
British Dictionary definitions for crossroads (1 of 2)
noun (functioning as singular)
British Dictionary definitions for crossroads (2 of 2)
noun US and Canadian
Word Origin and History for crossroads (1 of 2)
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.