- traveling, especially as a sales representative.
- on tour, as a theatrical company: The musical ends its New York run next week to go on the road.
- started; under way: We need funds to get the project on the road.
Origin of road
Related formsroad·less, adjectiveroad·less·ness, nounin·ter·road, adjective
Examples from the Web for road
Shrubs and small trees dot a parched landscape along the road from Turbat to the border.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For many Republicans presidential hopefuls, the road to the nomination passes through the Hawkeye State.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?|Tim Mak|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the roads into Iraqi Kurdistan and toward Baghdad are closed and now the road toward Syria is also blocked.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?|Niqash|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One bishop paid with his life when his car was run off the road.
Is this just a ploy by the Islamic State—or the beginning of the road to retaking Mosul?Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The upper path returns to the road along the crest of the bank, and a few steps brings the tourist to Fort Clinton.
The road was hard and dry as there was a high March wind, although not at present a cold one.The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory|Margaret Vandercook
The road was almost impassable, and every jolt caused him agony.Captain Jinks, Hero|Ernest Crosby
Brother Isaac Turley, who had traveled a portion of the road and who was an experienced traveler, was elected wagon-master.Forty Years Among the Indians|Daniel W. Jones
One day his majesty met a young rustic on the road not far from Windsor Castle.Agnes Strickland's Queens of England, Vol. III. (of III)|Rosalie Kaufman
British Dictionary definitions for road
- an open way, usually surfaced with asphalt or concrete, providing passage from one place to another
- (as modifier)road traffic; a road map; a road sign
- (in combination)the roadside
- a street
- (capital when part of a name)London Road
- US short for railroad
- British one of the tracks of a railway
- travelling, esp as a salesman
- (of a theatre company, pop group, etc) on tour
- leading a wandering life
Derived Formsroadless, adjective
Word Origin for road
Idioms and Phrases with road
In addition to the idioms beginning with road
- road hog
- road show
- road to hell is paved with good intentions, the
- 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