Definition of On the road

1. Noun. Travelling about. "They lost all their games on the road"

Exact synonyms: On Tour
Generic synonyms: Travel, Traveling, Travelling

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Lexicographical Neighbors of On The Road

on the plus side
on the point of
on the prowl
on the qt
on the qui vive
on the quiet(p)
on the radar
on the rampage
on the receiving end
on the record
on the right track
on the rise
on the road (current term)
on the rocks
on the ropes
on the run
on the same page
on the same wavelength
on the shelf
on the side
on the skids
on the sly
on the spectrum
on the spot
on the spur of the moment
on the square
on the street

Literary usage of On the road

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Remarks on the Present System of Road Making: With Observations Deduced from by John Loudon McAdam (1822)
"... with teeth two and a half inches in length, to the side of the road, and there broken, and on no account are stones to be broken on the road. ..."

2. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"The Bound of the wheels grew fainter in the distance—the cab melted into the black shadows on the road—the woman in white was gone. Ten minutes, or more, ..."

3. Annual Report by Ontario Dept. of Highways, Ontario Dept. of Agriculture and Food, Ontario Dept. of Public Works (1897)
"If the work done on the road is not successful in producing this, ... The customary way of putting gravel and broken stone on the road is to merely drop the ..."

4. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"He left his carriage upon the road in the sense of quitting it, but not in the active transitive of leaving it standing on the road. lu popular ..."

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