Definitions of road

  1. working for a short time in different places; "itinerant laborers"; "a road show"; "traveling salesman"; "touring company" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a way or means to achieve something; "the road to fame" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. taking place over public roads; "road racing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A journey, or stage of a journey. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An inroad; an invasion; a raid. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; - often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A public way for travel; highway. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A highway: an open way for passengers and traffic: (B.) a plundering excursion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. An open way for public passage; a highway; roadstead. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A public way for travelling; a way; a place for ships to ride at anchor; a roadstead; the highway. On the road, travelling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A public way by which passengers, vehicles, and animals may pass from place to place; a highway; a journey. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. This word occurs but once in the Authorized Version of the Bible, viz. in ( 1 Samuel 37:10 ) where it is used in the sense of "raid" or "inroad." Where a travelled road is meant "path" or "way" is used, since the eastern roads are more like our paths. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary biblestudytools.com
  15. A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. ( 1 Samuel 27:10 ; RSV, "raid"), an inroad, an incursion. This word is never used in Scripture in the sense of a way or path. biblestudytools.com
  17. A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads. dictgcide_fs
  18. r[=o]d, n. a highway for traffic: (B.) a plundering excursion.--ns. ROAD, ROAD'STEAD, ROADS, a place where ships ride at anchor; ROAD'-[=A]G'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'-LOCOM[=O]'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'-SCR[=A]P'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. [A.S. rád, a riding--rád, pa.t. of rídan, to ride.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. (Also roadstead) piece of water near shore in which ships can ride at anchor; line of communication between places for use of foot-passengers, riders, & vehicles (on the r., travelling; take the r., set out; the r., the highway; take to the r. archaic, become highwayman; rule of the r., custom regulating side to be taken by vehicles, riders, or ships, meeting or passing each other); way of getting to (the r. to York, ruin, success; royal r. to, way of attaining without trouble); one\'s way or route; r.-book, describing rr. of country &c., itinerary; r.-hog, bicyclist or motorist regardless of others\' safety &c.; r.-metal, broken stone for r.-making; r.-side, border of r. (esp. attrib., as r.-s. plants, inn); roadway, r., central part of r. (opp. side-path), part of bridge or railway used for traffic; roadworthy, fit to be used on the r., (of person) fit to travel. Hence (-)roaded, roadless, aa. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. (Of dog) follow up (game-bird, or abs.) by foot-scent. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. in the, my, &c., r. (colloq.), obstructing someone or something (get out of the, my, &c., r., make way). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. (Naut.) An anchorage off shore, where a well-found vessel can ride out a gale. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. n. [Anglo-Saxon] An open way or public passage; a public track for travelling;— a place or ground where vessels may ride at anchor;— act or state of travelling;— inroad; incursion; highway; route; passage; conrse. Cabinet Dictionary

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