American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An open, generally public way for the passage of vehicles, people, and animals.
- n. The surface of a road; a roadbed.
- n. A course or path: the road to riches.
- n. A railroad.
- n. Nautical A roadstead. Often used in the plural.
- idiom. down the road In the future; at a later date.
- idiom. on the road On tour, as a theatrical company.
- idiom. on the road Traveling, especially as a salesperson.
- idiom. on the road Wandering, as a vagabond.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ride; journey; expedition.
- n. A hostile expedition; an incursion; an inroad; a raid. See raid.
- n. A public way for passage or travel; a strip of ground appropriated for travel, forming a line of communication between different places; a highway; hence, any similar passage for travel, public or private; by extension, a railroad or railway. See street.
- n. Hence Any means or way of approach or access; a course; a path.
- n. A place near the shore where vessels may anchor, differing from a harbor in not being sheltered. Also called roadstead.
- n. The regulations embodied in a code of rules for the safe handling of vessels meeting or passing each other.
- n. Synonyms Street, Passage, etc. (see way), lane, route, course, thoroughfare.
- To furnish with a road or with roads.
- To follow the trail of by scent; track or pursue on foot, as game: said of dogs.
- To jostle (one) off the road by riding against him.
- n. The tour or route of a theatrical company. See on the road.
- n. A road over which logs are dragged, having heavy transverse skids, partially sunk in the ground, usually at intervals of about five feet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A journey, or stage of a journey.
- n. obsolete An inroad; an invasion; a raid.
- n. 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.
- n. A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural.
- n. a way or means to achieve something
- n. an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
- From Old English rād ("riding, hostile incursion"), from Proto-Germanic *raidō (“a ride, road”), from Proto-Indo-European *reidh- (“to ride”). Cognate to West Frisian reed (unpaved road). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English rode, rade, a riding, road, from Old English rād; see reidh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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