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road

noun
 
 
/rəʊd/
A1 [C, U] a long, hard surface built for vehicles to drive on: Be careful when you cross the road. The journey takes about three hours by road (= in a car, bus, etc). Follow the main road (= large road) till you come to a church. a road accidentRoutes and roads in generalRural and suburban roads
Road ( written abbreviation Rd) A1 used in the name of a road as part of an address: 142 Park RoadRoutes and roads in generalUrban and residential streets
along/down/up the road a distance away on the same road: There's a supermarket just down the road.Routes and roads in general
over the road UK ( UK/US across the road) on the other side of the road: Who lives in that big house over the road?Routes and roads in general
on the road driving or travelling, usually over a long distance: We'd been on the road for 48 hours.Driving and operating road vehiclesTravelling
→  See also ring road , slip road , trunk road , down the road , go down that road
Translations of “road”
in Korean 길…
in Arabic طَريق…
in French route, (adj.) routier, Rte…
in Turkish yol…
in Italian strada…
in Chinese (Traditional) 路, 公路,馬路, 街…
in Russian дорога, улица, проезжая часть…
in Polish droga, szosa…
in Spanish camino, carreera, calle…
in Portuguese estrada, rodovia…
in German die Straße, Straßen-…, der Weg…
in Catalan carretera, carrer…
in Japanese 道路, 車道…
in Chinese (Simplified) 路, 公路,马路, 街…
(Definition of road from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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