Meaning of ROAD in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ roʊd ]

( roads)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


A road is a long piece of hard ground which is built between two places so that people can drive or ride easily from one place to the other.

There was very little traffic on the roads...

We just go straight up the Bristol Road...

Buses carry 30 per cent of those travelling by road...

...road accidents...

N-COUNT : oft in names , also by N


The road to a particular result is the means of achieving it or the process of achieving it.

We are bound to see some ups and downs along the road to recovery.

N-COUNT : usu sing , N to n


If you hit the road , you set out on a journey. ( INFORMAL )

I was relieved to get back in the car and hit the road again.

PHRASE : V inflects


If you are on the road , you are going on a long journey or a series of journeys by road.

He hoped to get a new truck and go back on the road.

PHRASE : usu v-link PHR


If you say that someone is on the road to something, you mean that they are likely to achieve it.

The government took another step on the road to political reform.

PHRASE : usu PHR after v , PHR to n


the end of the road: see end

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