from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A map, especially one for motorists, showing and designating the roads of a region.
- n. A set of guidelines, instructions, or explanations: wrote an ethics code as a road map for the behavior of elected officials.
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- n. A map with a visual representation of roads used for automobile travel and navigation. A road map may contain other relevant data, such as terrain or rail roads.
- n. a plan of action, laying out the future actions of participants.
- n. A structured representation of objects over a period of time to display a development plan. Road maps are used in business for strategic planning and communications.
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- n. a map showing roads (for automobile travel)
- n. a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
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I followed my road map and asked for directions in the village of Lowell, and found Bravo House, a small converted church with a herd of cars and vans outside.
Nevada; handful of tokens for free drinks from a casino in the same town, Triple-A road map of the state, set of lockpicks.
We found plenty of erotica, written mostly by women in their forties, but none of these books gave us the road map we desperately needed—a guide to living life as out-and-proud femme lesbians.
But Rodriguez can also take on such a PR-savvy, urbane demeanor he has been mistaken for a moderate or even slightly progressive evangelical and can travel in Democratic Party circles with ease and helped draft a major policy document, released in 2007 by the Democratic Party centrist group The Third Way, that purported to present a road map for moving America beyond the ongoing, contentious culture war battles over reproductive and gay rights.
Via the classified advertisements in Horse and Hound and the road map and the telephone, I arranged to meet a four-horse travelling horsebox (the smallest of a prestigious firm) in Phil's yard in East Ilsley, and there loaded Golden Malt for the last leg of his journey.
A road map of where that crap ended up in the media and the U.S. government is provided in a 2002 letter that the Washington office of the INC wrote to the Senate Appropriations Committee to justify the tens of millions of dollars of American taxpayer money then being lavished on the INC.
By the time I was pregnant with Brooklyn, my left leg looked like a road map of Cincinnati with all the blueish purple ropey veins crisscrossing my calf.
Adding to the challenge was the girls perfectly justified impatienceexpressed in the language of childhood, which consists of an unself-conscious whining, screaming, and weepingand another of Harolds habits, one he must have picked up during his years in Italy, of imagining that the road map of the earth is etched into the crust in straight lines.
IN SUM, the Constitution envisions a road map by which we marry passion to reason, the ideal of individual freedom to the demands of community.
Just like you pulling out a road map for you to come to Whiteville.