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(noun.) a way or means to achieve something; 'the road to fame'.
(noun.) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation.
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(n.) A journey, or stage of a journey.
(n.) An inroad; an invasion; a raid.
(n.) A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another.
(n.) A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Path, way, lane, street, route, course, pathway, track, TRAIL, highway, thoroughfare, highroad.. Roadstead, anchorage.
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SYN:Public_way, highway, route, thoroughfare, course, pathway, path
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n. a highway for traffic: (B.) a plundering excursion.—ns. Road Road′stead Roads a place where ships ride at anchor; Road′-āg′ent a highwayman: a commercial traveller; Road′-bed the bed or foundation of a road: the whole superstructure thereon; Road′-book a guide-book; Road′-car a kind of omnibus; Road′-harr′ow a machine for dragging over roads out of repair; Road′ing the act of running races with teams; Road′-lev′el a plumb-level used in the construction of roads; Road′-locomō′tive a road-steamer; Road′-machine′ a scraper used in road-making; Road′man Roads′man one who keeps a road in repair; Road′-met′al broken stones for roads; Road′-roll′er a heavy roller used on a macadamised road; Road′-run′ner a large ground-cuckoo; Road′-scrāp′er an implement for levelling roads and clearing them of loose stones &c.; Road′side footpath: wayside; Road′stead a place near a shore where vessels may anchor; Road′-steam′er a locomotive with broad wheels for roads; Road′ster a horse for driving or riding on the road: a coach-driver: a bicycle or tricycle; Road′-survey′or one who supervises roads; Road′way the way or part of a road or street travelled by carriages; Road′-weed a plant of the genus Plantago.—adj. Road′worthy fit for the road.—By the road by the highway; On the road travelling; Rule of the road the custom of the country in passing on a highway; Take to the road to become a highwayman.
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To dream of cross roads, denotes you will be unable to hold some former favorable opportunity for reaching your desires. If you are undecided which one to take, you are likely to let unimportant matters irritate you in a distressing manner. You will be better favored by fortune if you decide on your route. It may be after this dream you will have some important matter of business or love to decide.
Traveling over a rough, unknown road in a dream, signifies new undertakings, which will bring little else than grief and loss of time. If the road is bordered with trees and flowers, there will be some pleasant and unexpected fortune for you. If friends accompany you, you will be successful in building an ideal home, with happy children and faithful wife, or husband. To lose the road, foretells that you will make a mistake in deciding some question of trade, and suffer loss in consequence.
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n. A strip of land along which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is futile to go.
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- About a mile west from where I had been stopping a road comes up from the southeast, joining that from La Grange to Memphis. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- We did not go very far along the road, for Holmes stopped the instant that the curve hid us from the landlord's view. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- A short walk brought us to a secluded road fringed with pleasant houses, each standing in its own grounds. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Mr. Carruthers has got a trap, and so the dangers of the lonely road, if there ever were any dangers, are now over. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- From Raymond there is a direct road to Edward's station, some three miles west of Champion's Hill. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Ezra Jennings stopped at the road which led to the village. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Andy wasn't certain; he'd only hearn tell about that road, but never been over it. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- When this road was finished the offensive would start. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Thou, he said to Maria, go second as they cross the road. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- I pray you, reverend father as you are a Christian, to undo your door, and at least point out to me my road. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- When Mr Crich heard that Gudrun Brangwen might come to help Winifred with her drawing and modelling he saw a road to salvation for his child. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- There had been a man in the room, and he had crossed the lawn coming from the road. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- At the old lodgings it was understood that he was summoned to Dover, and, in fact, he was taken down the Dover road and cornered out of it. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Houston lived some distance from the town and generally went home late at night, having to pass through a dark cypress swamp over a corduroy road. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- The road was somewhat cleared for them by the gunboats. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- I will answer for it that we shall find no inconvenience from narrow roads on Wednesday. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- In the spring of 1862 the Monitor met the Merrimac in engagement in Hampton Roads, and established the great value of the turret monitor. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- I knew there were plenty of side-roads across the plain. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- But the wheels had hard tires, the roads and many of the streets were not smooth, the vehicle got the name of the bone-breaker and its use ceased. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- The house, furniture, neighbourhood, and roads, were all to her taste, and Lady Catherine's behaviour was most friendly and obliging. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- She ever shunned high-roads, and sought byways and lonely lanes. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- This was the speediest way to reinforce Warren who was confronting the enemy on both the Orange plank and turnpike roads. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Some miles from New Carthage the levee to Bayou Vidal was broken in several places, overflowing the roads for the distance of two miles. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- The fact is, our roads are not the same. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- It was a lovely drive, along winding roads rich in the picturesque scenes that delight beauty-loving eyes. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- My wife, said Defarge aloud, addressing Madame Defarge: I have travelled certain leagues with this good mender of roads, called Jacques. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- My dear Sir Thomas, if you had seen the state of the roads _that_ day! Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- He said the Austrians had a great amount of artillery in the woods along Ternova ridge beyond and above us, and shelled the roads badly at night. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- I saw him then, messieurs, began the mender of roads, a year ago this running summer, underneath the carriage of the Marquis, hanging by the chain. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- He was making no great roads, setting up no sure sea communications. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.