Meaning of “crossroads” in the English Dictionary

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"crossroads" in British English

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crossroadsnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɒs.rəʊdz/ us /ˈkrɑːs.roʊdz/ plural crossroads

Examples from literature

  • Even Jean smiled as he watched him moving along toward the crowded crossroads—smiled and then sighed. 

(Definition of “crossroads” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crossroads" in American English

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crossroadsnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkrɔsˌroʊdz/ plural crossroads

a place where two roads meet and cross each other:

fig. With funding coming up for review, the program is at a crossroads (= has reached an important but uncertain stage).

(Definition of “crossroads” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)