Definition of Road

1. Noun. An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation.

2. Noun. A way or means to achieve something. "The road to fame"
Generic synonyms: Agency, Means, Way
Specialized synonyms: Royal Road

Definition of Road

1. n. A journey, or stage of a journey.

Definition of Road

1. Noun. A way used for travelling between places, usually surfaced with asphalt or concrete. Modern roads, both rural and urban, are designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A path chosen in life or career. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (nautical often plural) a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Noun. An underground tunnel in a mine. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (qualifier US) a railway; (qualifier British) a single railway track. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

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Definition of Road

1. an open way for public passage [n -S]

Medical Definition of Road

1. 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. "With easy roads he came to Leicester." (Shak) 2. An inroad; an invasion; a raid. 3. A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another. "The most villainous house in all the London road." (Shak) The word is generally applied to highways, and as a generic term it includes highway, street, and lane. 4. [Possibly akin to Icel. Reioi the rigging of a ship, E. Ready] A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads. "Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners, For we be come unto a quiet rode [road]" (Spenser) On, or Upon, the road, traveling or passing over a road; coming or going; on the way. "My hat and wig will soon be here, They are upon the road." (Cowper) Road agent, a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of the unsettled western parts of the United States; a humorous euphemism. "The highway robber road agent he is quaintly called." (The century) Road book, a quidebook in respect to roads and distances. Road metal, the broken, stone used in macadamizing roads. Road roller, a heavy roller, or combinations of rollers, for making earth, macadam, or concrete roads smooth and compact. Often driven by steam. Road runner, the chaparral cock. Road steamer, a locomotive engine adapted to running on common roads. To go on the road, to engage in the business of a commercial traveler. To take the road, to begin or engage in traveling. To take to the road, to engage in robbery upon the highways. Synonym: Way, highway, street, lane, pathway, route, passage, course. See Way. Origin: AS. Rad a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. Ridan to ride. See Ride, and cf. Raid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Road

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roach clip
roach coach
roach holder
road (current term)
road accident
road agent
road apple
road apples
road builder
road burn
road car
road case

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