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 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 road

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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