Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  2. (noun, act) a way or means to achieve something

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Synonyms of Road


Origin of the word Road

  1. O.E. rad "riding, hostile incursion," from P.Gmc. *ridanan, source of O.E. ridan (see ride). Also related to raid. In M.E., "a riding, a journey," sense of "open way for traveling between two places" is first recorded 1596. Modern spelling only established 18c. Roadblock is attested from 1940. Roadster "open two-seat automobile" is from… more

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