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Meaning of ROAD

Pronunciation:  rowd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a way or means to achieve something; "the road to fame"
  2. [n]  an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  3. [adj]  working for a short time in different places; "itinerant laborers"; "a road show"; "traveling salesman"; "touring company"

ROAD is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: itinerant, moving, route, touring, traveling
 See Also: access road, agency, bend, bypass, bypath, byroad, byway, carrefour, cart track, cartroad, causeway, circle, circumferential, clearway, corduroy, crest, crosscut, crossing, crossroad, crossway, crown, curve, cutoff, detour, drive, driveway, highway, intersection, line, main road, means, parkway, pavement, paving, post road, private road, rail line, railway line, ring road, roadbed, roadway, rotary, roundabout, roundabout way, royal road, shortcut, shoulder, side road, skid road, slip road, speedway, thoroughfare, track, traffic circle, turnaround, turnoff, way, way



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Road\, n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or
travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf.
1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.]

         With easy roads he came to Leicester. --Shak.

2. An inroad; an invasion; a raid. [Obs.] --Spenser.

3. 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.

         The most villainous house in all the London road.

Note: The word is generally applied to highways, and as a
      generic term it includes highway, street, and lane.

4. [Possibly akin to Icel. rei[eth]i the rigging of a ship,
   E. ready.] A place where ships may ride at anchor at some
   distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the
   plural; as, Hampton Roads. --Shak.

   Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners, For we be come
   unto a quiet rode [road].                   --Spenser.

{On}, or {Upon}, {the road}, traveling or passing over a
   road; coming or going; on the way.

         My hat and wig will soon be here, They are upon the
         road.                                 --Cowper.

{Road agent}, a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of
   the unsettled western parts of the United States; -- a
   humorous euphemism. [Western U.S.]

         The highway robber -- road agent he is quaintly
         called.                               --The century.

{Road book}, a quidebook in respect to roads and distances.

{Road metal}, the broken, stone used in macadamizing roads.

{Road roller}, a heavy roller, or combinations of rollers,
   for making earth, macadam, or concrete roads smooth and
   compact. -- often driven by steam.

{Road runner} (Zo["o]l.), the chaparral cock.

{Road steamer}, a locomotive engine adapted to running on
   common roads.

{To go on the road}, to engage in the business of a
   commercial traveler. [Colloq.]

{To take the road}, to begin or engage in traveling.

{To take to the road}, to engage in robbery upon the

Syn: Way; highway; street; lane; pathway; route; passage;
     course. See {Way}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a road in your dream indicates your sense of direction and pursuit of your goals. Seeing a winding, curvy, or bumpy road in your dream, suggests that you will experience many obstacles and setbacks in achieving your goals. You may be met with unexpected difficulties. If the road is dark, then it reflects the darker or more frightening choices which you have made or are making. Seeing a smooth road bordered by green trees and flowers indicates a steady progress and steady climb up the social ladder. If the road is straight and narrow, then it means that your path to success is going according as planned. Seeing an unknown road in your dream means that you new project will cause more grief than it is worth and a waste of time. Dreaming that a threatening creature is on a road, parallels a hostile situation/person you are encountering in your waking life. It is an obstacle that you need to overcome, no matter how intimidating the situation or person may appear.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1 Sam. 27:10; R.V., "raid"), an inroad, an incursion. This word is never used in Scripture in the sense of a way or path.