A road winds through the woods.
- The definition of road, in sports, is being played on another team's home field.
An example of road used as an adjective is in the phrase "road team," which means the team whose home base is at another location.
- Road is defined as a path, course or space for traveling between places.
An example of a road is a highway.
- a way made for traveling between places, esp. distant places, by automobile, horseback, etc.; highway
- a way; path; course: the road to fortune
- ☆ railroad
Origin of roadMiddle English rode, a riding ; from Old English rad, a ride, traveling on horseback, way; akin to ridan, to ride
on the road
- traveling, esp. as a salesman
- on tour: said as of a troupe of actors
- playing on the home field, court, etc. of another team or other teams
one for the road
take to the road
- a. Abbr. Rd. An open, generally public way for the passage of vehicles, people, and animals.b. The surface of a road; a roadbed.
- A course or path: the road to riches.
- A railroad.
- often roads Nautical A roadstead.
Origin of roadMiddle English rode, rade, a riding, road, from Old English rād; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.
- (nautical, often in the plural) A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. [from 14th c.]
- A way used for travelling between places, originally one wide enough to allow foot passengers and horses to travel, now usually one surfaced with asphalt or concrete and designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. [from 16th c.]
- (figuratively) A path chosen in life or career. [from 17th c.]
- An underground tunnel in a mine. [from 18th c.]
- (US) A railway; (British) a single railway track. [from 19th c.]
Often used interchangeably with street or other similar words. When usage is distinguished, a road is a route between settlements (reflecting the etymological relation with ride), as in the Great North Road from London to Edinburgh, while a street is a route within a settlement (city or town), strictly speaking paved.