Meaning of CROSSROAD in English

/kraws"rohd', kros"-/ , n.

1. a road that crosses another road, or one that runs transversely to main roads.

2. a by-road.

3. Often, crossroads . ( used with a sing. or pl. v. )

a. the place where roads intersect.

b. a point at which a vital decision must be made.

c. a main center of activity.

[ 1710-20; CROSS- + ROAD ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .