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  1. road
  2. noun

    • 1. a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles can use:

      a country road a road accident they live at 15 Park Road the shipment of freight by road
      Synonym : highway, thoroughfare, roadway, road surface, pavement
    • 2. the part of a road intended for vehicles, especially in contrast to a verge or pavement.

      Clara had to walk in the road to avoid black plastic rubbish sacks
    • 3. a regular trade route for a particular commodity:

      the Silk Road across Asia to the West
    • 4. an underground passage or gallery in a mine.

      he had to work in a road about six feet wide
    • 5. a railroad.

    • 6. a railway track, especially as clear (or otherwise) for a train to proceed:

      they waited for a clear road at Hellifield Junction
    • 7. a series of events or a course of action that will lead to a particular outcome:

      he's well on the road to recovery
    • 8. a particular course or direction taken or followed:

      the low road of apathy and alienation
      Synonym : way, path, route, direction, course
    • 9. a partly sheltered stretch of water near the shore in which ships can ride at anchor:

      Boston Roads
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: road, plural noun: roads

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