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UK [rəʊd] / US [roʊd] noun [countable]
Word forms "road":
singular road plural roads
1) a way that leads from one place to another, especially one with a hard surface that cars and other vehicles can use

All roads leading into the village are flooded.

He was driving on the wrong side of the road.

A cat suddenly ran into the middle of the road.

busy road (= road with a lot of traffic):

The children have to cross a busy road to get to school.

a) a street with buildings along one side or both sides

I've lived on this road for twenty years.

up/down/along the road (= further on the road):

There's a supermarket just up the road.

b) Road used in the names of some streets. The written abbreviation is Rd

They live on Lockwood Road.

Turn left into the London road (= the road that goes to London).

c) [only before noun] relating to or happening on a road

a road accident

road traffic

road safety (= safety when driving on or crossing a road)


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with road as the subject ▪  branch, cross, descend, dip, fork, lead, narrow, run, widen, wind
2) a particular process or course of action

Ella felt Don was leading her down a very dangerous road.

be in the/someone's roadBritish

spoken to be in a position that stops someone from going where they want to go


Move, you're in my road.

See:
end I, hit I

English dictionary. 2014.

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