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    1. road
      IPA[rəʊd]
    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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