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noun [countable] road pronunciation in American English /roʊd/
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  1. 1
    a way that leads from one place to another, especially one with a hard surface that cars and other vehicles can use
    He was driving on the wrong side of the road.
    A cat suddenly ran into the middle of the road.
    All roads leading into the town are flooded.
    busy road (=road with a lot of traffic): The children have to cross a busy road to get to school.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to or happening on a road
      a road accident
      road traffic
      road safety (=safety when driving on or crossing a road)
    2. b.


      used in the names of some streets. The written abbreviation is Rd.
      They live on Lockwood Road.
    3. c.
      a street with buildings along one side or both sides
      I’ve lived on this road for twenty years.
      up/down/along the road (=farther on the road): There’s a diner just up the road.
  2. 2
    a particular process or course of action
    Ella felt Don was leading her down a very dangerous road.



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