road

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. way, path, track, passage, highway, roadway, thoroughfare, trail; anchorage. See abode.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A strip prepared for travel]
Syn. path, way, highway, roadway, street, avenue, thoroughfare, boulevard, highroad, drive, terrace, parkway, artery, byway, lane, alley, alleyway, crossroad, viaduct, underpass, overpass, causeway, paving, slab, towpath, throughway, thruway, freeway, expressway, turnpike, toll road, divided highway, superhighway, trace, trackway, trail, post road, secondary road, shunpike, market road, national highway, state highway, interstate, Autobahn (German), autostrada (Italian), drag*, main drag*.
Types of roads include: tar, blacktop, macadam, Tarvia (trademark), asphalt, concrete, brick, gravel, oiled gravel, dirt, graded earth, wood block, cobblestone, clay and sand, graded and drained, corduroy.
2. [A course]
Syn. scheme, way, path; see plan 2 , way 2 .
on the road,
Syn. on tour, traveling, on the way; see en route , traveling 2 .
one for the road*,
Syn. cocktail, nightcap, quickie*; see drink 2 .
take to the road,
Syn. go, get underway, set out; see leave 1 , travel 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
street, avenue, lane, thoroughfare, track, boulevard, highway, freeway, parkway, causeway, expressway, turnpike, interstate, route, *main drag, artery, alley, pavement.
WORD FIND
bump to check speed: speedbump
circle: rotary, cloverleaf, roundabout, circus
cliff edge road: corniche
concrete highway divider: jersey barrier
curve: ess, hairpin
dead-end: cul-de-sac, blind alley, impasse
descriptive: ribbon
dividing area of highway: median strip, island
edge: shoulder
elevated: skyway
French: rue
German expressway with no speed limit: autobahn
German: strasse
hole: chuckhole, pothole
overhead crossover: overpass
paving material: macadam, cobblestone, gravel, blacktop, asphalt
ringing a city: beltway
shoulder: berm
smoothing vehicle: grader, steamroller
Spanish: via
traffic jam: gridlock
zigzagging mountain road: switchback
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A course affording passage from one place to another: avenue, boulevard, drive, expressway, freeway, highway, path, roadway, route, street, superhighway, thoroughfare, thruway, turnpike, way. See MOVE, OPEN.

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  • road — W1S1 [rəud US roud] n [: Old English; Origin: rad ride, journey ] 1.) [U and C] a specially prepared hard surface for cars, buses, bicycles etc to travel on →↑street, motorway ↑motorway, freeway ↑freeway ▪ I was driving along the road when a kid… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • road — [ roud ] noun count *** 1. ) a way that leads from one place to another, especially one with a hard surface that cars and other vehicles can use: He was driving on the wrong side of the road. A cat suddenly ran into the middle of the road. All… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Road to... — Road to... refers to a series of seven comedy films starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. They are also often referred to as Road pictures. The movies were a combination of adventure, comedy, romance, and music. The minimal plot… …   Wikipedia

  • Road to... — Road to... Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Road to... es una serie de películas protagonizadas por Bob Hope, Bing Crosby y Dorothy Lamour. También son conocidas como Road Pictures. Sus tramas están llenas de aventuras, comedias, romance y musicales …   Wikipedia Español

  • Road — (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • road — ► NOUN 1) a wide way between places, especially one surfaced for use by vehicles. 2) a way to achieving a particular outcome. 3) a partly sheltered stretch of water near the shore in which ships can ride at anchor. ● down the road Cf. ↑down the… …   English terms dictionary

  • road — road, street 1. According to a law of Henry I of England (1100–35), a street was to be sufficiently broad for two loaded carts to meet and for sixteen armed knights to ride abreast. The history of road and street and of other terms such as lane,… …   Modern English usage

  • Road — kommt aus dem Englischen und bedeutet Straße, hauptsächlich werden Straßen außerorts oder am Stadtrand so bezeichnet. Außerdem sind einige Filme mit Road betitelt: Road (1987), britischer Spielfilm von Alan Clarke Road (2000), australischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • road — [rōd] n. [ME rode, a riding < OE rad, a ride, traveling on horseback, way; akin to ridan, to RIDE] 1. a way made for traveling between places, esp. distant places, by automobile, horseback, etc.; highway 2. a way; path; course [the road to… …   English World dictionary

  • road — (n.) O.E. rad riding, hostile incursion, from P.Gmc. *ridanan, source of O.E. ridan (see RIDE (Cf. ride)). Also related to RAID (Cf. raid). In Middle English, a riding, a journey; sense of open way for traveling between two places is first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • road up — Road surface being repaired • • • Main Entry: ↑road …   Useful english dictionary

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