Definition of Crossroads

1. Noun. A community of people smaller than a village.

Exact synonyms: Hamlet
Generic synonyms: Community



2. Noun. A crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made. "He must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point"
Exact synonyms: Critical Point, Juncture
Generic synonyms: Crisis
Specialized synonyms: Criticality

3. Noun. A point where a choice must be made. "Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"
Generic synonyms: Convergence, Intersection, Overlap

Definition of Crossroads

1. Noun. (plural of crossroad) ¹

2. Noun. A place where one road crosses another; an intersection of two or more roads. ¹

3. Noun. (context: by extension) A centrally located position ¹

4. Noun. (context: by analogy) A decision point; a turning point or opportunity to change direction, course, or goal. ¹

5. Noun. (nonstandard) A fork in the road. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crossroads

1. crossroad [n] - See also: crossroad

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossroads

crossposts
crossrange
crossratio
crossratios
crossreact
crossreacting
crossreaction
crossreactive
crossreactivities
crossreactivity
crossref
crossreffed
crossreffing
crossrefs
crossroad
crossroads (current term)
crossrow
crossrows
crossruff
crossruffed
crossruffing
crossruffs
crosssection
crosssectional
crosssections
crosst
crosstab
crosstabs
crosstabulation
crosstabulations

Literary usage of Crossroads

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1. King's Official Route Guide. by Sidney J. King (Firm (1913)
"11.5 /Cross small bridge, go through crossroads with bridge on right 12.7 Through crossroads 13.8 Through crossroads 14.9 Through prominent crossroads (road ..."

2. Landscapes of Malta, Gozo and Comino by Douglas Lockhart (2004)
"The- views from the western end of the Marfa Ridge are among the best on Malta. The walk begins at the ARMIER crossroads, ..."

3. Results of Primary Triangulation and Primary Traverse: Fiscal Year 1904-05 by Samuel Stinson Gannett (1905)
"36, at crossroads, just inside of field and 3 feet from corner of hedge fence, ... 'l'A, near southeast corner of LW Schrader's barn lot, at crossroads, ..."

4. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"AT THE crossroads You to the left and I to the right, For the ways of men must sever— And it well may be for a day and a night, And it well may be forever. ..."

5. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"AT THE crossroads You to the left and I to the right, For the ways of men must sever— And it well may be for a day and a night, And it well may be forever. ..."

6. The Artillery of Nathan Bedford Forrest's Cavalry, "the Wizard of the Saddle by John Watson Morton (1909)
"William Forrest, encountered Dunham's Brigade at Parker's crossroads. The second detachment made a mistake and took the wrong road, leaving the field clear ..."

7. Testing in American Schools: Asking the Right Questions (1992)
"Testing at a crossroads Tests designed and administered outside the classroom are given less frequently than teacher- made tests, but they are thoroughly ..."

8. The Little Book of American Poets, 1787-1900 by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1915)
"AT THE crossroads You to the left and I to the right, For the ways of men must sever — And it well may be ..."

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