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Meaning of "on the road" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ON THE ROAD

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WHAT DOES ON THE ROAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

On the Road

On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac. On the Road is based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across America. It is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry and drug use. The novel is a roman à clef, with many key figures in the Beat movement represented by characters in the book, including Kerouac himself, as the narrator Sal Paradise. The idea for On the Road formed during the late 1940s. It was to be Kerouac's second novel, and it underwent several drafts before he completed it in April 1951. It was first published by Viking Press in 1957. When the book was originally released, The New York Times hailed it as "the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat,' and whose principal avatar he is." In 1998, the Modern Library ranked On the Road 55th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.

Definition of on the road in the English dictionary

The first definition of on the road in the dictionary is travelling, esp as a salesman. Other definition of on the road is on tour. On the road is also leading a wandering life.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ON THE ROAD

on the point of
on the port bow
on the prowl
on the q.t.
on the qui vive
on the quiet
on the rampage
on the razzle
on the rebound
on the right foot
on the rocks
on the ropes
on the run
on the safe side
on the same page
on the scrapheap
on the shelf
on the side
on the skids
on the skite

WORDS THAT END LIKE ON THE ROAD

A road
access road
approach road
country road
dirt road
high road
hit the road
knight of the road
link road
main 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 on the road in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «on the road» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ON THE ROAD

Find out the translation of on the road to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of on the 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 «on the road» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在路上
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en la carretera
570 millions of speakers

English

on the road
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सड़क पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على الطريق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на дороге
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

na estrada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পথে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sur la route
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Di jalan raya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unterwegs
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

路上で
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도로에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ing dalan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trên đường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாலையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रस्त्यावर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yolda
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sulla strada
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na drodze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на дорозі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe drum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επί της οδού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die pad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på vägen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på veien
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of on the road

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE ROAD»

The term «on the road» is very widely used and occupies the 8.229 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE ROAD» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «ON THE ROAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word on the road.
1
Steve Albini
Buy groceries and feed yourself, even on the road.
2
Gregg Allman
Gotta take my puppy on the road with me, Killer.
3
Mario Andretti
Unfortunately, we don't educate drivers enough to be respectful on the road.
4
Aziz Ansari
I guess after college, I just got really into food. I also think going on the road doing stand-up makes you more into food. Because when you travel like that, one of the things to do is find really good places to eat.
5
Michelle Branch
I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad.
6
Angel Cabrera
When I'm on the road traveling, the things I miss most are my two children and barbecuing with friends. Rack of ribs, lamb and veal are my specialties.
7
Gary Cherone
There is no substitute for jamming and getting to know each other on the road.
8
Drake
When you're on the road and moving city to city, when someone isn't there at the end of the night, you feel empty.
9
Alex Ebert
I took a lot of long summer road trips with my dad, and the mix of music we listened to on the road skipped around from classical to Western to new age to hyper-cinematic.
10
Bob Edwards
In my case, the listener is often in an automobile driving to work. You can concentrate on the road while still getting an audio message that can be riveting.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ON THE ROAD»

Discover the use of on the road in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to on the road and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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On the Road
On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat.
Jack Kerouac, 2011
2
On the Road: The Original Scroll: (Penguin Classics Deluxe ...
A major literary event when it was published in Viking hardcover in 2007, this is the uncut version of an American classic—rougher, wilder, and more provocative than the official work that appeared, heavily edited, in 1957.
Jack Kerouac, Howard Cunnell, 2007
3
Witches on the Road Tonight
His private life shattered amid rumors of his mother's witchcraft activities, Eddie Alley leaves his Depression-era Virginia hometown to begin a television career in New York and finds the past returning years later when he offers shelter ...
Sheri Holman, 2011
4
The Road
Here is an American classic which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature’ Andrew O’Hagan A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast.
Cormac McCarthy, 2010
5
On the Road with Bob Dylan
Without question, On the Road with Bob Dylan is a remarkable, revealing piece of writing and a rare up-close and personal view of Dylan on tour. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Larry Sloman, 2010
6
Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate
Through the stories of highway killers, we see how the “killer on the road,” like the train robber, the gangster, and the mobster, entered the cast of American outlaws, and how the freeway—conceived as a road to utopia—came to be ...
Ginger Strand, 2012
7
Killer on the Road
His brilliant, twisted mind is a horriying place to explore. His madness reflects a nation's own. The killer is on the road. And there's nowhere in America to hide.
James Ellroy, 1999
8
On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the ...
This book provides an up-to-date synthesis of archaeological and historical anthropological knowledge of these fascinating indigenous cultures.
Patrick Vinton Kirch, 2000
9
On the Road with the Archangel
Hailed as "one of our most original storytellers" (USA Today), Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Frederick Buechner has written an extraordinary new novel that shines with the mystery and wonder of the divine.Drawn from the ancient apocryphal ...
Frederick Buechner, 2010
10
On the Road
Informs readers about the trucks typically seen on the road, including the tanker trailer, car carrier, wrecker truck, and grader.
Don Kilby, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ON THE ROAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term on the road is used in the context of the following news items.
1
On the road: Honda CR-V – car review
Nobody chooses to be a person who makes up slogans for cars: you have to try not to get too hung up on them. But Honda's “the power of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Potholes on the road to highway funding might put us on a better …
Reading about all this, I found myself feeling strangely delighted. I thought of the story a friend once told me about how, when she was a child, the funeral home ... «Grist, Jul 15»
3
Freaks3D takes 3D printing on the road
3D printers are fantastic, but you're unlikely to see someone carrying one with them to a maker faire, or anywhere else for that matter. «Gizmag, Jul 15»
4
Adventures on the road with the International Champions Cup in …
As any soccer fan will tell you, while watching your favorite club on television is pretty great, seeing their favorite club live, in the flesh, is a ... «World Soccer Talk, Jul 15»
5
It Could Be Months Before Uber, Lyft On The Road In Nevada
Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. «Capital Public Radio News, Jul 15»
6
Miners fall to Florence on the road
Florence scored two runs in the bottom of the first and made that lead stand up as they beat the Miners, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game ... «The Southern, Jul 15»
7
On the Road to the World Games
Athletes and trainers and volunteers were not shy about dancing at one of the dinners held for them by Goleta Host Town during the athletes' ... «The UCSB Current, Jul 15»
8
An Opponent's Roomy Ballpark Again Cramps the Yankees' Style
“Certainly, we're built to play at home, but I don't think it prohibits us from playing well on the road. It's just that maybe it's going that way. «New York Times, Jul 15»
9
Late tyre deal keeps Lotus on the road
The troubled Lotus team responded to their latest setbacks with a spirited effort in Friday's second free practice for this weekend's Hungarian ... «Ten Eyewitness News, Jul 15»
10
On The Road: Northfield
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (KTTC) -- Northfield is a college town first and foremost. It is home to two private liberal arts schools, St. Olaf and Carleton ... «KTTC, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. On the road [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/on-the-road>. Sep 2022 ».
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