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Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.
Desi Arnaz

Meaning of "road" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ROAD

Old English rād; related to rīdan to ride, and to Old Saxon rēda, Old Norse reith.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ROAD

road  [rəʊd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
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 ROAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

road

Road

A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places, which has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two, roadways each with one or more lanes and also any associated sidewalks and road verges. Roads that are available for use by the public may be referred to as public roads or highways.

Definition of road in the English dictionary

The first definition of road in the dictionary is an open way, usually surfaced with asphalt or concrete, providing passage from one place to another. Other definition of road is a street. Road is also one of the tracks of a railway.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ROAD


code
kəʊd
diode
ˈdaɪəʊd
download
ˈdaʊnˌləʊd
electrode
ɪˈlɛktrəʊd
encode
ɪnˈkəʊd
episode
ˈɛpɪˌsəʊd
explode
ɪkˈspləʊd
load
ləʊd
mode
məʊd
node
nəʊd
ode
əʊd
overload
ˌəʊvəˈləʊd
postcode
ˈpəʊstˌkəʊd
railroad
ˈreɪlˌrəʊd
reload
riːˈləʊd
rode
rəʊd
toad
təʊd
Unicode
ˈjuːnɪˌkəʊd
upload
ʌpˈləʊd
workload
ˈwɜːkˌləʊd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROAD

roached
road accident
road agent
road allowance
road atlas
road bike
road book
road bridge
road construction
road gang
road haulage
road haulier
road hog
road hump
road manager
road map
road metal
road movie
road pricing
road race

WORDS THAT END LIKE ROAD

A road
abroad
broad
country road
crossroad
high road
hit the road
knight of the road
main road
middle-of-the-road
off-road
on the road
onload
payload
preload
ring road
take the road
the end of the road
to take the high road
unload

Synonyms and antonyms of road in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ROAD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «road» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of road

Translation of «road» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ROAD

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

Translator English - Chinese

道路
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

carretera
570 millions of speakers

English

road
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सड़क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَرِيق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дорога
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rodovia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাস্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

route
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jalan raya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Straße
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

道路
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dalan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con đường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रस्ता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yol
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

strada
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

droga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дорога
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

drum
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δρόμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

väg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vei
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of road

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ROAD»

The term «road» is very widely used and occupies the 942 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ROAD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «road» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «road» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «ROAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word road.
1
Anthony Albanese
Less cars on the road means productivity and jobs growth, as it allows for the more efficient movement of goods and services and encourages greater urban population density.
2
Desi Arnaz
Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.
3
Liane Balaban
I want to be an actor, and I am being an actor. I'm not ready to run off on a road trip. Yet.
4
Dierks Bentley
But as far as being an American and loving this country and getting a chance to travel across it every day and meeting people on the road and folks in the military, I love this country on so many different levels.
5
Kathryn Bigelow
There's a conventional reaction when you see a star: You anticipate he'll be a part of a particular denouement down the road, so you don't worry for that character.
6
Ernest Bramah
Where the road bends abruptly, take short steps.
7
Dave Brubeck
The worst thing about the life of a jazz musician on the road is getting to the gig. Once you're there and playing, it's marvelous.
8
Steve Case
There are no road signs to help navigate. And, in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we're supposed to be on.
9
Chuck Close
A face is a road map of someone's life. Without any need to amplify that or draw attention to it, there's a great deal that's communicated about who this person is and what their life experiences have been.
10
Holly Marie Combs
I had a few fibroids removed, and they left me with a Grand Canyon of scar tissue in my uterus. The doctors weren't sure I'd be able to reproduce. I was prepared for a rough road, and then out of nowhere we conceived.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROAD»

Discover the use of road in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to road and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Road
They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey.
Cormac McCarthy, 2007
2
Revolutionary Road
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Richard Yates, 2008
3
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition
With this new edition, The Road to Serfdom takes its place in the series The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek.
F. A. Hayek, Bruce Caldwell, 2009
4
Night Road
This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.
Kristin Hannah, 2011
5
Road Ecology: Science and Solutions
Road Ecology links ecological theories and concepts with transportation planning, engineering, and travel behavior.
Richard T.T. Forman, 2003
6
Great North Road
Praise for Peter F Hamilton: ‘The most powerful imagination in science fiction’ Ken Follett, ‘Novels that combine fantastic speculation with incredible detailed imagining of the lives we will lead’ Guardian, ‘This is thrilling ...
Peter F. Hamilton, 2012
7
Tara Road
A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels.
Maeve Binchy, 2007
8
Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, Road Cycling
Published in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee, this book covers basic information on human anatomy, muscle structure and function, metabolic pathways and the principles of biomechanics in relation to this sport. ...
Robert J. Gregor, Francesco Conconi, 2000
9
One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900
This book is a fascinating study of the culture of drunk driving, grassroots and professional efforts to stop it, and a public that has consistently challenged and tested the limits of individual freedom.
Barron H. Lerner, 2011
10
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

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term road is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Florida road rage incident turns deadly in horrifying 'stand your …
A road rage incident in Citrus County, Florida escalated to a fatal shooting last Thursday when two men got into a heated dispute after their vehicles nearly ... «Raw Story, Jul 15»
2
Google's autonomous 'pod' cars hit the road
Attention, people of Mountain View, Calif. Don't call the police on those pod-like vehicles now roaming your suburban streets. They're just Google's autonomous ... «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
3
Samsung makes big trucks transparent in the name of road safety
Back in 2009, Russian design house Art Lebedev introduced the dramatically titled Transparentius concept for improving road safety. It was remarkably simple: ... «The Verge, Jun 15»
4
Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison
Ross Ulbricht conceived of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement's reach. Now he'll spend the rest of his life firmly in its grasp, ... «Wired, May 15»
5
'Mad Max: Fury Road' – Eight Awesome Facts About the Making of …
Mad Max: Fury Road was over a decade in the making, and hit the screen with a rich backstory. While it's more fun to let the characters on screen exist with only ... «/FILM, May 15»
6
Men's rights activists call for boycott of 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' citing …
(The Hollywood Reporter) A well-known "men's rights activist" blog is calling for a boycott of the postapocalyptic film "Mad Max: Fury Road" for being a "feminist ... «CNN, May 15»
7
Haley studying Senate GOP road-funding plan
COLUMBIA – Gov. Nikki Haley is remaining neutral for now toward the latest road-funding plan proposed by senators, a proposal that may be the last chance for ... «Greenville News, May 15»
8
10 possible road-funding plans lawmakers may consider
LANSING — Proposal 1 crashed into a ditch Tuesday, but the crumbling road and bridge problem it was supposed to address did not go away. The sales tax ... «Detroit Free Press, May 15»
9
As federal road money ebbed, Texas filled gap with borrowing
But in Texas — which has seen the same diminution of federal highway money — spending on state roads over the past decade has been the very definition of ... «Austin American-Statesman, Feb 15»
10
'Hands-free' Cars Get Green Light For U.K. Road Tests
So, to be clear, this is not yet a green light for U.K. roads to be filled with fully autonomous robot overlords sans any qualified human on hand to take the wheel if ... «TechCrunch, Feb 15»

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