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Definition of "road" []

  • An open, generally public way for the passage of vehicles, people, and animals. (noun)
  • The surface of a road; a roadbed. (noun)
  • A course or path: the road to riches. (noun)
  • A railroad. (noun)
  • Nautical A roadstead. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "road" in a sentence
  • "The difficulties of our road now increased, "if _road_ that might be called, which road was none," but black loose ashes, and masses of scoria and lava heaped in ridges, or broken into hollows in a manner not to be described."
  • "This _first broad road_ must again from the necessity of the case, for there was no other at that time, have been the road from Cheraw hill to Camden."
  • "Of these, the farthest to the East is the “Baltimore Pike, ” which passes by the East entrance to the Cemetery; the farthest to the West is the “Emmetsburg road, ” which is wholly outside of our line of battle, but near the Cemetery, is within a hundred yards of it; the “Taneytown road” is between these, running nearly due North and South, by the Eastern base of “Round Top, ” by the Western side of the Cemetery, and uniting with the Emmetsburg road between the Cemetery and the town."