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Types of road or path

approach

noun

a path or road that leads to a place

A-road

noun

in the UK, an important road that is not as large as a motorway and has a number with the prefix A as its name

artery

noun

an important road, railway, or river

avenue

noun

a wide straight road, especially one with trees on each side

avenue

noun

a road or wide path with trees on each side that leads to a large house

beltway

noun

a ring road

blacktop

noun

a road covered with blacktop

boulevard

noun

a wide road in a town or city, often with trees along it

B-road

noun

in the UK, a main road that is not as large as an A-road and has a number with the prefix B as its name

bypass

noun

a road that goes round a town or city so that you can avoid going through its centre

byroad

noun

a quiet minor road

byway

noun

a quiet minor road that is not used by many cars or people

causeway

noun

a raised road or path across ground that is wet or is sometimes covered by water

dead end

noun

a road or passage that has no way out at one end

descent

noun

a road or path that slopes down

dirt road

noun

a road or track with a rough or loose surface

dirt track

noun

a dirt road

dirt track

noun

a track with a loose surface for cars, horses, or motorbikes to race on

diversion

noun

a change in the road or path that you take to get somewhere because the usual road or path is closed

drive

noun

a wide path for a car that joins someone’s house to a street

dual carriageway

noun

a road with two or more lanes (=lines) of traffic going in each direction, separated by a piece of land in the middle. The American word is divided highway.

exit

noun

a small road that allows you to drive off a motorway

expressway

noun

a motorway

feeder

noun

a minor road, railway line, or air service that leads to a major one

freeway

noun

a wide fast road in a US city that you do not pay to use

high road

noun

a main road

highway

noun

a wide road built for fast travel between towns and cities

highway

noun

a road or street

I

abbreviation

interstate: an important road between states in the US

interstate

noun

in the US, a wide road with several lines of traffic going in each direction, built for fast travel over long distances as part of a national road system

lane

noun

a narrow road, especially in the countryside

left

noun

a road, path etc on the left side

M

noun

motorway: used in the names of motorways in the UK

the M25

a very busy motorway in the UK that goes around London. Some people consider the M25 as a border that separates London from the rest of the UK

main road

noun

a wide road that has a lot of traffic

Main Street

noun

a high street

maze

noun

a set of many small streets, paths etc that is easy to get lost in

motorway

noun

a wide road with several lanes of traffic going in each direction, built for fast travel over long distances

no through road

noun

a road that is closed at one end

off-ramp

noun

a road that leads off a big highway

orbital

noun

an orbital road

overpass

noun

a flyover

parkway

noun

a wide road with an area of trees and grass on both sides and sometimes also along the middle of the road

pass

noun

a path or road that goes through an area of mountains

pkwy

abbreviation

parkway

ramp

noun

a slip road

rat run

noun

a small road, usually with houses along it, that drivers use at busy times of the day in order to avoid traffic on the main roads

relief road

noun

a road that takes traffic away from a busy area such as the centre of a city

ring road

noun

a road that goes around a large town or city, for keeping traffic away from the town centre

road

noun

a way that leads from one place to another, especially one with a hard surface that cars and other vehicles can use

road

noun

a street with buildings along one side or both sides

road

noun

relating to or happening on a road

route

noun

the roads or paths that you use when you go from one place to another

Route

noun

used with a number as the name of a major road between cities in the US

rte

abbreviation

route

service road

noun

a small road built parallel to a major road that allows you to reach the shops, offices, and other buildings along the major road

short cut

noun

a path or route that is quicker and shorter than the usual way

side road

noun

a small road that is connected to a major road

slip road

noun

a road that you use to drive onto or off a motorway. The American word is ramp.

street

noun

a road in a town or city with houses or other buildings along it

superhighway

noun

a motorway

switchback

noun

a road up a steep slope with a series of sharp bends

thoroughfare

noun

a main road through a place

throughway

noun

a wide motorway on which traffic can travel fast. You have to pay to use many throughways.

thruway

another spelling of throughway

toll road

noun

a road that you have to pay to drive on

tollway

noun

a long wide road that you have to pay to drive on

track

noun

a path or road with a rough surface

trunk road

noun

a major road between large towns

turn

noun

a turning

turning

noun

a road that leads away from the road that you are travelling on

turn-off

noun

a road that leads off a main road or motorway

turnpike

noun

a main road in the eastern part of the US that drivers must pay to use

turnpike

noun

in the past, a road that travellers were allowed to use if they paid money

unsealed road

noun

a rough road that has no hard surface

a one-way/two-way street

a street in which cars may travel in one direction/in both directions

back street/road/lane

a street/road etc that is away from any main streets

the highways and byways

all the roads and streets in a particular area

the open road

any road that you can drive on for a long time without reaching a town

the first/second etc right

the first/second etc road or street on the right

Open Dictionary

breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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