› [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
Road (written abbreviation Rd) › used in the name of a road as part of an address: 142 Park Road
along/down/up the road › a distance away on the same road: There's a supermarket just down the road.
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?
on the road › driving or travelling, usually over a long distance: We'd been on the road for 48 hours. → See also ring road → See also slip road → See also trunk road