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Meaning of “road” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
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