from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A road that intersects another road.
  • n. A place where two or more roads meet.
  • n. A small, usually rural community situated at an intersection of two or more roads: asked for directions at a remote crossroads.
  • n. A place that is centrally located.
  • n. A crucial point. See Synonyms at crisis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A crossroads (place where one road crosses another)
  • n. A road that crosses another

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A road that crosses another; an obscure road intersecting or avoiding the main road.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A road that crosses from one main road to another; a by-road.
  • n. A road that crosses another, especially a main road, or one of two or more roads that cross each other.
  • n. plural Two or more roads so crossing; the point where they intersect.
  • n. Same as cross-heading. 1 and .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a junction where one street or road crosses another


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