Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The area bordering on the side of a road.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The side of a road; border of a road; footpath; wayside.
  • Situated by the side of a road.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Land adjoining a road or highway; the part of a road or highway that borders the traveled part. Also used ajectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Located next to (beside) a road.
  • noun The area on either side of a road.

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

  • noun edge of a way or road or path

Etymologies

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From road + side.

Examples

  • Details of how British electronic components have been found in roadside bombs were given to David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, when he visited British troops at their military compound at Lashkagar, in Helmand province, earlier this week.

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  • Despite that increase and a 240 percent spike in roadside bomb attacks - a major factor in overall violence statistics - and increasing Taliban tactics to discredit President Hamid Karzai's government with shadow governments, some officials said they are seeing encouraging trends.

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  • Funny thing is the Amonium Nitrate that is being used in roadside bombs comes from aid agencies.

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  • However, Mr. Baselitz's sculpture, which has become an increasingly important part of his oeuvre, isn't derived from what he calls "'art' art" but folk art, like popular depictions of the Christ figure found in German roadside cr [egrave] ches.

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  • HOWEVER, Boren and his constituencies will be responsible for handing-over the presidency to John McWar, who will never surrender, who does not care that another 4,404 US soldiers die in roadside bombs, who is clueless on economics and our economy, THEN LIKE ROME, USA WILL FALL.

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  • • Two soldiers were killed March 31 in roadside bombings southwest of Baghdad.

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  • Flores, 20, of Lawton, Okla., was killed March 31 in roadside bombings southwest of Baghdad.

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  • Rich fresh wine of June, we stagger into you smeared with pollen, overcome as the turtle laying her eggs in roadside sand.

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  • At least 10 people were reported killed, including five U.S. soldiers who died in roadside bombings in Baghdad Saturday.

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  • I had a flat tire this morning, and I called my roadside service people who sent a guy out to change the tire, but it turned out he could just pump it up.

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