road

[ rohd ]
/ roʊd /

noun

a long, narrow stretch with a smoothed or paved surface, made for traveling by motor vehicle, carriage, etc., between two or more points; street or highway.
a way or course: the road to peace.
Often roads. Also called roadstead. Nautical. a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor.
Mining. any tunnel in a mine used for hauling.
the road, the places, usually outside of New York City, at which theatrical companies on tour generally give performances.

Idioms

Origin of road

before 900; Middle English rode, earlier rade, Old English rād a riding, journey on horseback, akin to rīdan to ride

Related forms

road·less, adjectiveroad·less·ness, nounin·ter·road, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for down the road

road

/ (rəʊd) /

noun

Derived Forms

roadless, adjective

Word Origin for road

Old English rād; related to rīdan to ride, and to Old Saxon rēda, Old Norse reith
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Idioms and Phrases with down the road (1 of 2)

down the road


see down the line, def. 2.

Idioms and Phrases with down the road (2 of 2)

road


In addition to the idioms beginning with road

  • road hog
  • road show
  • road to hell is paved with good intentions, the

also see:

  • all roads lead to Rome
  • down the line (road)
  • end of the line (road)
  • get the show on the road
  • hit the road
  • one for the road
  • on the road
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