Definition of “road” - English Dictionary

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“road” in British English

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roadnoun [ C or U ]

uk /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 coffee 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.
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.

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.

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.

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(Definition of “road” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“road” in American English

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roadnoun [ C/U ]

us /roʊd/

a route for traveling between places by vehicle, esp. one that has been specially surfaced and made flat:

Road ( abbreviation Rd.) is often used in the names of roads:

[ U ] 82 Mill Road

(Definition of “road” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)