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Types of road or path

approach

noun

a path or road that leads to a place

artery

noun

an important road, railroad, or river

avenue

noun

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

beltway

noun

a road that goes around the edge of a city to keep traffic away from the center. The British word is ring road

blacktop

noun

an area or road that is covered with blacktop

boulevard

noun

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

B-road

noun

in the U.K., 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 around a town or city so that you can avoid going through its center

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 motorcycles to race on

divided highway

noun

a road with two or more lanes (=lines) of traffic going in each direction, with a narrow piece of land down the middle to separate them

drive

noun

a driveway

dual carriageway

noun

a divided highway

exit

noun

a small road that allows you to drive off a highway

expressway

noun

a highway with several lanes (=lines of traffic) going each direction, built so traffic can travel at high speed for long distances. The British word is motorway.

feeder

noun

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

freeway

noun

a large divided highway that does not cost anything to use. A road that does cost money is called a toll road.

frontage road

noun

a minor road built parallel to a highway that vehicles use to get from the highway to places or buildings at the side

fwy

abbreviation

freeway

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 U.S.

interstate

noun

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 in the U.S.

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 large highways in the U.K.

M.

abbreviation

motorway: used in the names of large highways in the U.K.

main road

noun

a wide road that has a lot of traffic

Main Street

noun

the main road in the center of a town, with many stores and businesses on it

maze

noun

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

motorway

noun

a superhighway

no through street

noun

a street that is closed at one end

off-ramp

noun

a road that leads off a big highway

overpass

noun

a structure like a bridge that allows one road to pass above another road. The British word is 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 road used for driving onto or off a main highway

ring road

noun

a beltway

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

relating to or happening on a road

road

noun

a street with buildings along one side or both sides

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 U.S.

rte.

abbreviation

route

service road

noun

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

shortcut

noun

a path or way of going somewhere that is quicker and shorter than the usual way

side road

noun

a small road that is connected to a major road

street

noun

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

superhighway

noun

a very wide road where you can drive fast between cities

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 divided highway on which traffic can travel fast. You have to pay to use many throughways.

thruway

another spelling of throughway

toll road

noun

a highway that you have to pay to drive on

tollway

noun

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

track

noun

a path or road with a rough surface

trunk road

noun

a highway

turn

noun

a place where another road leads away from the one you are going along

turning

noun

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turn-off

noun

a road that leads off a main road or highway

turnpike

noun

a highway in the eastern part of the U.S. that drivers must pay to use

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/alley

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

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