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I grew up on a dirt road in Maine, and pretty much everybody on that dirt road was related to me, and they were old. And so grumpy.
Elizabeth Strout

Meaning of "dirt road" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DIRT ROAD

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIRT ROAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dirt road is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DIRT ROAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dirt road

Dirt road

A dirt road is an unpaved road made from the native material of the land surface through which it passes, known to highway engineers as subgrade material. Dirt roads are suitable for vehicles; a narrower path for pedestrians, animals, and possibly small vehicles would be called a dirt track—the distinction is not well-defined. Unpaved roads with a harder surface made by the addition of material such as gravel and aggregate, might be referred to as dirt roads in common usage but are distinguished as improved roads by highway engineers. Compared to a gravel road, a dirt road is not usually graded regularly to produce an enhanced camber to encourage rainwater to drain off the road, and drainage ditches at the sides may be absent. They are unlikely to have embankments through low-lying areas. This leads to greater waterlogging and erosion, and after heavy rain the road may be impassable even to off-road vehicles. For this reason, in some countries, such as Australia and New Zealand, they are known as dry-weather roads. Dirt road in Switzerland for agricultural use.

Definition of dirt road in the English dictionary

The definition of dirt road in the dictionary is an unsealed country road.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIRT ROAD

dirt
dirt bike
dirt cheap
dirt farmer
dirt floor
dirt track
dirt track racing
dirt-cheap
dirt-poor
dirtbag
dirtied
dirtier
dirties
dirtiest
dirtily
dirtiness
dirty
dirty bomb
dirty dog
dirty linen

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIRT ROAD

A road
access road
approach road
country road
high road
hit the road
knight of the road
link road
main road
on the road
one for the road
relief road
ring road
road
single-track road
slip road
take the road
the end of the road
to take the high road
toll road
yellow brick road

Synonyms and antonyms of dirt road in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dirt road» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIRT ROAD

Find out the translation of dirt road to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dirt road from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dirt road» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

土路
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

camino de tierra
570 millions of speakers

English

dirt road
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गंदगी सड़क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طريق ترابي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Грунтовая дорога
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estrada de terra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ময়লা রাস্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chemin de terre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

jalan Tanah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Feldweg
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

未舗装の道路
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비포장 도로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rereget dalan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con đường đất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழுக்கு சாலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घाण रोड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

toprak yol
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

strada sterrata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

brudu drogowego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

грунтова дорога
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

drum de pamant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χωματόδρομο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

grondpad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grusväg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grusvei
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dirt road

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIRT ROAD»

The term «dirt road» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.828 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIRT ROAD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dirt road

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5 QUOTES WITH «DIRT ROAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dirt road.
1
Shea Hembrey
I'm a contemporary artist with a bit of an unexpected background. I was in my 20s before I ever went to an art museum. I grew up in the middle of nowhere on a dirt road in rural Arkansas, an hour from the nearest movie theater.
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Josh Holloway
I grew up on a dirt road with brothers.
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Sebastian Junger
My wife, Daniela, and I live in an old house from 1810 with three fireplaces at the end of a dead-end dirt road on Cape Cod, so I turn the trees into firewood for us and a friend of mine sells the rest.
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Maggie Stiefvater
I'm a dirt road out in the country kind of person, but I remember thinking, I could live in Chicago.
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Elizabeth Strout
I grew up on a dirt road in Maine, and pretty much everybody on that dirt road was related to me, and they were old. And so grumpy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIRT ROAD»

Discover the use of dirt road in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dirt road and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Dirt Road Home
After his recapture at the end of ALABAMA MOON, gutsy 14-year-old Hal Mitchell is sentenced to live at Hellenweiler, an institution that is more like a jail than the boys' home it's supposed to be.
Watt Key, 2010
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Memories of a Dirt Road Town
Although Devvy has a heart change and desires for reconciliation, he dies before she can tell him of her desire. The daughter blames her mother for her father's death. Memories of a Dirt Road Town begins the story the following summer.
Stephen A. Bly, 2005
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That Red Dirt Road
In her review of Sanders' chapbook That Red Dirt Road, published by Parallel Press, Lou Roach of Verse Wisconsin says "Kay Sanders understand the deep current of family that flows through the lives of those fortunate enough to have grown up ...
Kay Sanders, 2010
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The Last Witness from a Dirt Road
Told through the eyes and voice of the young son of the white overseer, this is a unique and heartfelt remembrance of events past, and a portrait of a time and place on the cusp of dramatic change.
Bill Hunt, 2005
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Fast Lane on a Dirt Road
"Fast Lane on a Dirt Road" is a raucous book about a rocky state from a perspective so fresh that controversy is unavoidable.
Joe Sherman, 2000
6
Down a Sunny Dirt Road: An Autobiography
In alternating chapters Stan and Jan Berenstain, creators of the Berenstain Bears, tell their own stories from early childhood until their marriage, then continue the tale together to the present day.
Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain, 2002
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dirt road kids street smart
Andy Anderson, Charles Anderson. swings. I wasn't allowed to use the swing without a big people to push me, but, I could slide all I wanted. It was here that I first remember him, my daddy. He was big, bigger than anybody I had ever seen in ...
Andy Anderson, Charles Anderson, 2011
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Dirt Road to Destiny
Jerry McCarty. Larry had seen exactly that happen over and over in the previous thirteen years. He was good at hisjob and had seniority. It wouldn't happen to him . . . or would it? He remembered draftsmen with twenty years of service being ...
Jerry McCarty, 2012
9
Down a Dirt Road: Reflections of a Farm Wife
This collection of stories reflects the rural tradition, values, and humor that can only be experienced down a dirt road--back cover.
Erin Slivka, 2011
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Proceedings of the Good Roads Institute, Held at the ...
and will keep the dirt road in first-class condition, with hard surface, throughout nearly the whole year. Plate IV A and B. As moisture is very detrimental to a dirt road, the sun should be permitted to strike the surface of a dirt road as much as ...
Good Roads Institute, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1914

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIRT ROAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dirt road is used in the context of the following news items.
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Work scheduled next week on Lost Horse Road - Missoulian
Beginning Monday, crews will be grading the dirt road and laying new gravel. The work is scheduled to last approximately three weeks. «The Missoulian, Jul 15»
2
How I Saved (One Tiny Island In) Canada From Wildfire - Gizmodo
We couldn't even see across the dirt road next to our cabin. Fed by drought-crisped foliage, hundreds of wildfires had broken out across ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
3
2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure Test | Touring Monterey Bay
But this will have to be for another time on another bike; I wasn't quite ready to take the 1290 Super Adventure on an unknown dirt road. «UltimateMotorcycling.com, Jul 15»
4
Guest house a total loss in Border Road fire Tuesday - Martha's …
The narrow dirt road combined with the heat and humidity created difficult conditions for the more than 40 firefighters who battled the blaze in ... «Martha's Vineyard Times, Jul 15»
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Chris Hemsworth and his stunt double film scenes for The Huntsman …
Crowded into a patch of space along a dirt road, lush forest surrounds made is a whimsical location to shoot. The movie - based on German ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Caine Prize Winner: Literature Is Not A Competitive Sport : The Two …
Down a dirt road with a ditch on the side, with grass and yellow fl owers. There are trees above. Is it dark? Yes, but light is coming. It is morning. «NPR, Jul 15»
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Missoula Sheriffs Assist Clinton Man Who Lost Everything in Scam …
No food. No electricity. No way to travel the thirty mile dirt road to get to Highway 90 to hitchhike to town. “It was a brand new Mercedes Benz ... «ABC FOX Montana News, Jul 15»
8
Missing Newmarket man Jonathan Adams' friends trace last steps
York police investigators discovered Adams' car on a dirt road behind the townhouses at Bathurst Street and Keith Avenue in Newmarket, June ... «YorkRegion.com, Jul 15»
9
Berkeley author delves into Thousand Oaks history - San Jose …
Solano Avenue was once a dirt road that ran from San Pablo Avenue up into the sprawling Boswell ranch, Schwartz wrote in his book. «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
10
Have a void in your Life? Fill it with Big Hollow - The Spectrum
Forest Road 031 is a good dirt road. The views along the way are unsurpassed—we often make photo stops. While a high clearance vehicle is ... «St. George Daily Spectrum, Jul 15»

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