road - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/rəʊd/
singularroad
pluralroads
  1. 1
    a way that leads from one place to another, especially one with a hard surface that cars and other vehicles can use

    All roads leading into the village are flooded.

    He was driving on the wrong side of the road.

    A cat suddenly ran into the middle of the road.

    busy road (=road with a lot of traffic):

    The children have to cross a busy road to get to school.

    1. a.
      a street with buildings along one side or both sides

      I’ve lived on this road for twenty years.

      up/down/along the road (=further on the road):

      There’s a supermarket just up the road.

    2. b.

      Road

      used in the names of some streets. The written abbreviation is Rd

      They live on Lockwood Road.

      Turn left into the London road (=the road that goes to London).

    3. c.
      [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. 2
    a particular process or course of action

    Ella felt Don was leading her down a very dangerous road.

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