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[road]

A road is a wide, usually paved path that's big enough for cars to travel on. There are some roads that are so long, you can follow them from one coast of the U.S. to the other.

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A journey, or stage of a journey.

Noun
a way or means to achieve something; "the road to fame"

Noun
an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Adjective S.
working for a short time in different places; "itinerant laborers"; "a road show"; "traveling salesman"; "touring company"


n.
A journey, or stage of a journey.

n.
An inroad; an invasion; a raid.

n.
A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another.

n.
A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads.


Road

Road , n. [AS. r'bed a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r'c6dan to ride. See Ride, and cf. Raid.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.]
With easy roads he came to Leicester.
2. An inroad; an invasion; a raid. [Obs.] Spenser. 3. A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another.
The most villainous house in all the London road.
&hand; The word is generally applied to highways, and as a generic term it includes highway, street, and lane. 4. [Possibly akin to Icel. rei'ebi the rigging of a ship, E. ready.] A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads. Shak.
Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners, For we be come unto a quiet rode [road].
On, ∨ Upon, the road, traveling or passing over a road; coming or going; on the way.
My hat and wig will soon be here, They are upon the road.
-- Road agent, a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of the unsettled western parts of the United States; -- a humorous euphemism. [Western U.S.]
The highway robber -- road agent he is quaintly called.
-- Road book, a quidebook in respect to roads and distances. -- Road metal, the broken, stone used in macadamizing roads. -- Road roller, a heavy roller, or combinations of rollers, for making earth, macadam, or concrete roads smooth and compact. -- often driven by steam. -- Road runner (Zo'94l.), the chaparral cock. -- Road steamer, a locomotive engine adapted to running on common roads. -- To go on the road, to engage in the business of a commercial traveler. [Colloq.] -- To take the road, to begin or engage in traveling. -- To take to the road, to engage in robbery upon the highways.
Syn. -- Way; highway; street; lane; pathway; route; passage; course. See Way.

A journey, or stage of a journey.

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Usage Examples

Advice in old age is foolish for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.

And we turned off and 30 miles south they're standing in the middle of our road blocking our way, stopped the car, got out, took us through the path in the woods, where the craft was on the ground.

As far as luxury goes, about the only thing I do is... I go first class all the way. I live on the road, so when I'm out there, I'm getting the nice hotel suite, I'm getting the luxury car, I'm eating the good food, and I make sure I take care of myself on the road.

As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.

Fancy the happiness of Pinocchio on finding himself free! Without saying yes or no, he fled from the city and set out on the road that was to take him back to the house of the lovely Fairy.

Before I had kids I'd go out on the road for months and months at a time, but now I don't think I'd want to do that anymore, because I'd miss too much time at home, so it's just a matter of monitoring how much work that I do and how much time I'm on the road.

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.

All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first.

But as far as being an American and loving this country and getting a chance to travel across it every day and meeting people on the road and folks in the military, I love this country on so many different levels.

Even under the best of circumstances, the road back from war is difficult.

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