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English definition of “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 accident Routes 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
(Definition of road noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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