Meaning of ROAD in English

ROAD

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ broad , wide

▪ narrow

▪ busy , congested

▪ clear , deserted , empty , lonely , quiet

Let's leave when the ~s are clear.

▪ direct

The airport's near here but there's no direct ~.

▪ straight

▪ curvy ( AmE ), twisting , twisty , winding , windy

▪ steep

▪ scenic

▪ asphalt , blacktop ( AmE ), cobbled , cobblestone ( esp. AmE ), flat , gravel , metalled ( esp. BrE ), paved , Tarmac™ ( esp. BrE )

▪ good , smooth

▪ passable

All main ~s were passable with care.

▪ bad , bumpy ( often figurative ), dirt ( esp. AmE ), poor , rough , rutted , unmade ( BrE ), unpaved

a bumpy ~ through the forest

▪ dangerous , difficult , hard , rocky , tough ( all usually figurative )

Bringing up a handicapped child can be a long and hard ~.

▪ easy ( often figurative )

It isn't going to be an easy ~ for him.

▪ safe

▪ slick ( AmE ), slippery

▪ dusty , icy , muddy , snowy , wet

▪ fast

▪ dark ( often figurative )

▪ long ( often figurative ), main , major , national , trunk ( BrE )

▪ back , local , minor ( esp. BrE ), secondary , small , unclassified ( BrE )

▪ old

the old dirt ~ to the village

▪ new

the building of new ~s

▪ one-lane , two-lane , etc.

▪ single-track ( BrE )

▪ country , rural

▪ urban ( esp. BrE )

▪ county ( esp. AmE )

▪ residential ( esp. BrE )

▪ tree-lined

▪ private , public

▪ dead-end ( often figurative )

The government's policy on education is a dead-end ~.

▪ open

We'll be able to go faster once we're out on the open ~.

▪ right , wrong

We took the wrong ~ and had to turn back.

It does appear we are on the right ~ to success. ( figurative )

▪ east-west , etc.

▪ canyon ( AmE ), coast ( esp. BrE ), coastal , country , desert , forest , mountain

▪ logging

▪ airport

▪ access , arterial ( esp. BrE ), bypass , feeder , frontage ( AmE ), perimeter , ring ( BrE ), side , slip ( BrE )

▪ high , low

▪ toll

VERB + ROAD

▪ follow , go down

Follow the ~ around to the left.

We have discussed privatization, but we would prefer not to go down that ~. ( figurative )

▪ take , turn into ( BrE ), turn onto

Take the next ~ on the right.

Turn right into Harpes Road.

Turn left onto the coastal ~.

▪ turn off

▪ pull (out) into ( BrE ), pull (out) onto

He was hit by another car as he pulled out onto the ~.

▪ leave , pull off

They stopped in a forest, leaving the main ~.

The car left the ~ and slid to a halt.

I pulled off the ~ for a rest.

▪ drive ( esp. AmE ), travel ( also figurative ), walk ( esp. AmE , often figurative )

I must have driven the back ~s for half an hour.

They have travelled/traveled the long, lonely ~ of exclusion.

He walks a ~ filled with shadow and doubt.

▪ choose

We have chosen the ~ of peace.

▪ cross , get across

▪ join , meet ( esp. AmE )

The track joins the main ~ just south of the town.

▪ block , block off ( esp. AmE ), blockade , close , cordon off ( BrE )

Angry farmers blocked the ~ with their tractors.

Police cordoned off the ~ and diverted commuter traffic.

▪ clog , clog up ( BrE )

Traffic clogs the ~s.

▪ clear

The crowd eventually cleared the ~.

They cleared the ~s of snow.

▪ build , construct , rebuild

▪ maintain , mend ( BrE ), repair

▪ pave , resurface ( BrE ), surface ( BrE )

▪ widen

▪ line

Huge eucalyptuses lined the ~.

The crowds lined the ~s for his triumphal entry.

ROAD + VERB

▪ go , lead , run

Where does this ~ go?

The ~ runs parallel to the river.

▪ stretch

the ~ stretched out before them.

The ~ stretches off into the distance.

▪ bend ( BrE ), curve , turn , twist , wind

The ~ twists and turns up the hillside.

▪ climb

The ~ climbs steeply from the beach.

▪ cross sth

The ~ crosses the river further up the valley.

▪ connect sth , link sth

the ~ connecting Irado and Calla Ayda

▪ branch ( esp. BrE ), branch off , fork

Our ~ branches off to the left just past the woods.

▪ narrow , widen

The ~ narrowed and turned into this dirt trail.

ROAD + NOUN

▪ atlas , map

▪ markings , sign

▪ intersection , junction

▪ bridge , crossing , tunnel

▪ closure

▪ block (usually roadblock ) , blockade

▪ bump , hump ( BrE ) (usually speed humps in BrE , speed bumps in AmE )

Road bumps have been laid down to limit the speed of cars.

▪ infrastructure , network , system

the surrounding ~ system

▪ layout ( BrE )

▪ access , link

There is still no ~ access to the island.

▪ development , plan ( esp. BrE ), programme/program ( esp. BrE ), project , proposal ( BrE ), scheme ( BrE )

▪ building , construction

loans for ~ construction and infrastructure development

▪ maintenance , repair

the cost of ~ maintenance

▪ improvements

▪ surface

▪ journey ( esp. BrE ), trip ( informal , esp. AmE )

▪ accident , crash ( esp. BrE ), smash ( BrE ), traffic accident

▪ safety

▪ deaths , fatalities (both esp. BrE )

▪ conditions

▪ salt

▪ traffic , vehicles

▪ race

▪ racer

▪ course

▪ bike

▪ test

▪ engineer ( esp. BrE )

▪ haulier ( BrE ) ( hauler in AmE )

▪ haulage ( BrE )

▪ sweeper ( esp. BrE )

▪ pricing , tax ( in the UK ), toll ( esp. BrE )

Road tax is set to rise in next month's budget.

Road tolls can make driving expensive.

▪ user

▪ hog ( informal )

▪ warrior ( esp. AmE )

▪ crew

▪ rage

A man has been stabbed to death in a road-rage attack.

▪ manners , sense (both esp. BrE )

poor driving standards and lack of ~ manners

▪ kill (usually roadkill )

scavengers that feed off roadkill

▪ rash (= scratches on the skin from falling from a bicycle) ( AmE )

She was treated for ~ rash.

▪ movie

PREPOSITION

▪ across the ~

The house across the ~ is for sale.

▪ along the ~

He was walking along the ~ when he was attacked.

▪ by ~

It takes three hours by ~ ( = driving ).

▪ down the ~ , up the ~

They live down the ~ from us.

▪ in the ~

There was a dog in the ~ so we stopped.

We live in Pinsley Road. ( BrE )

We live on Pinsley Road. ( BrE , AmE )

▪ into the ~

She stepped out into the ~ without looking.

▪ off the ~

My car's off the ~ at the moment while I recondition the engine.

▪ on a/the ~

There's something lying on the ~.

There was a lot of traffic on the ~ this morning.

on the ~ to Damascus

My car is back on the ~ (= is working) again.

We'd been on the ~ since dawn and needed a rest.

▪ ~ along , ~ over , ~ through

the main ~ through the town

▪ ~ from , ~ to

the ~ to Acapulco

to be on the ~ to recovery/success ( figurative )

PHRASES

▪ at the side of the ~ ( esp. BrE ), by the side of the ~ , on the side of the ~

▪ the bottom of the ~ ( BrE ), the top of the ~

▪ the end of the ~ ( often figurative )

This latest disagreement could mean the end of the ~ for the band.

▪ a bend in the ~ , a fork in the ~ , a turn in the ~

We came to a fork in the ~.

▪ the middle of the ~

A dog was sitting in the middle of the ~, so we stopped.

▪ the middle ~ ( figurative )

Kaufman has opted to travel the middle ~.

▪ a stretch of ~

a notoriously dangerous stretch of ~

▪ hit the ~

The following spring I hit the ~.

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