road Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “road” in the English Dictionary

"road" in British English

See all translations

roadnoun [C or U]

uk   /rəʊd/  us   /roʊd/
A1 a ​long, hard ​surfacebuilt for ​vehicles to ​travel along: We ​live on a ​busy/​quiet road. Be ​careful when you ​cross a main road. There's a ​coffeeshop on the other ​side of the road. The road from here to Adelaide ​runs/goes through some ​beautifulcountryside. All roads into/out of the ​town were ​blocked by the ​snow. I ​hateflying so I go ​everywhere by road or ​rail. I ​live in/on Mill Road. My ​address is 82 Mill Road. Is this the Belfast road (= the road that goes to Belfast)? Most road accidents are ​caused by ​peopledriving too ​fast.on the road If a ​vehicle is on the road, it is ​working as it should and can be ​legally used: My ​car was in the ​garage for a ​week, but it's now back on the road. C1 When you are on the road, you are ​driving or ​travelling, usually over a ​longdistance: After two ​days on the road, they ​reached the ​coast. If a ​group of ​actors or ​musicians are on the road, they are ​travelling to different ​places to ​perform: Most ​rockgroupsspend two or three ​months a ​year on the road.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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

"road" in American English

See all translations

roadnoun [C/U]

 us   /roʊd/
a ​route for ​traveling between ​places by ​vehicle, esp. one that has been ​specially surfaced and made ​flat: [C] a ​gravel/​dirt/​paved road Road ( (abbreviation Rd.)) is often used in the ​names of roads: [U] 82 Mill Road
(Definition of road from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of road?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More