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English definition of “road”

road

noun [C or U]     /rəʊd/ US  /roʊd/
A1 a long , hard surface built for vehicles to travel along: We live on a busy / quiet road. Be careful when you cross a main road. There's a sweet shop on the other side of the road. The road from here to Adelaide runs /goes through some beautiful countryside . All roads into/out of the town were blocked by the snow . I hate flying so I go everywhere by road or rail . I live in/on Mill Road. My address is 82 Mill Road. Is this the Belfast road (= the road that goes to Belfast)? Most road accidents are caused by people driving too fast .Routes and roads in general on the road If a vehicle is on the road, it is working as it should and can be legally used: My car was in the garage for a week , but it's now back on the road.FunctioningPerforming a function C1 When you are on the road, you are driving or travelling , usually over a long distance : After two days on the road, they reached the coast .Driving and operating road vehicles If a group of actors or musicians are on the road, they are travelling to different places to perform : Most rock groups spend two or three months a year on the road.Spectacles and performances
(Definition of road noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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