road Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "road" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

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
(Definition of road from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “road” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More