the side or border of the road; wayside.


on or near the side of a road.

Origin of roadside

First recorded in 1705–15; road + side1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for roadside

Contemporary Examples of roadside

Historical Examples of roadside

  • High above the roadside he had engraved an account of his glorious deeds.

    Ancient Man

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

  • They sat on a rock by the roadside waiting for the mailman's auto to come along.

    Pee-wee Harris

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • In the first place, the nest is by the roadside, and somebody else might find it.

  • Two hundred pounds a year are not to be picked off the roadside every June morning.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Perhaps he hoped it would run into the roadside ditch and be smashed.

Word Origin and History for roadside

1744, from road (n.) + side (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper