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  1. a map designed for motorists, showing the principal cities and towns of a state or area, the chief roads, usually tourist attractions and places of historical interest, and the mileage from one place to another.

  2. any plan or guide to show how something is arranged or can be accomplished: your road map to financial independence.

Origin of roadmap

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use roadmap in a sentence

  • "It is the map Goritz might use—a road map of the government," he grumbled.

    The Secret Witness | George Gibbs
  • He was still studying the road map and she was silent, thinking.

    The Secret Witness | George Gibbs
  • According to the road-map, the course circled around the uplift to a point on the opposite side.

    Motor Matt's Mystery | Stanley R. Matthews
  • Automobilists should work this itinerary out on some diagrammatic road map.

  • I pocketed the card he gave me from the company, and I studied the ink-fresh road map, which he had proudly supplied.

    Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith

British Dictionary definitions for road map

road map

  1. a map intended for drivers, showing roads, distances, etc in a country or area

  2. a plan or guide for future actions

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