Definition of 'road'
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Then came the financial blow that forced him back on the road. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Last season was his first training just across the road from his old boss. The Sun (2016)There is a long road ahead but no need to be pessimistic about the final destination. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We were to stay on one road or take the other. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The six of us follow the agents quietly back to the road. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those guys can hit the road. The Sun (2016)To an earlier generation, landscape would have meant drove roads and sunken lanes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Experts said that the rise could be explained by more people driving without insurance or by foreign motorists not being qualified to drive on British roads. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Often in summer, owners feel they can't let their pets walk on a hot asphalt road. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why was the road not gritted again in the early morning? Times, Sunday Times (2006)This allows lanes or roads to be shut. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The jet hit the road near traffic lights where a lot of vehicles were waiting. The Sun (2015)We were just across the road from where the accident happened. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Little pieces of metal shine in the asphalt on the road. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The journey lasted two days and it was by a very hard mountain road. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)Road tax should be our pass to drive on roads. The Sun (2008)There is still a lot to learn in these long road races. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This might sound like a lot of fuss to make about one tree in one small road. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The trials will not take place on public roads. The Sun (2014)We are already a long way down that road. Christianity Today (2000)The dynasty is on the road again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The roads are just about wide enough to take two vehicles abreast. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Otherwise it could be a hard road to regain sense behind the wheel. The Sun (2015)No longer is road transportation the stuff of sweaty drivers and greasy mechanics. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One man put a deposit on one over the road straight away. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Florida is the perfect place for a road trip. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Thus the driver on the minor road gave way if necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Went down the road, come back up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Just 100 should see you back on the road. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In two cases, people wrongly allowed back on the road went on to cause fatal accidents. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'road'
British English: road /rəʊd/ NOUN
A road is a long piece of hard ground built between two places so that people can drive or ride easily from one to the other.
There was very little traffic on the roads.
- American English: road
- Arabic: طَرِيق
- Brazilian Portuguese: rodovia
- Chinese: 道路
- Croatian: cesta
- Czech: silnice
- Danish: vej
- Dutch: weg
- European Spanish: carretera
- Finnish: tie
- French: route
- German: Straße
- Greek: δρόμος
- Italian: strada
- Japanese: 道路
- Korean: 길
- Norwegian: vei
- Polish: droga
- European Portuguese: estrada
- Romanian: drum
- Russian: дорога
- Spanish: carretera
- Swedish: väg
- Thai: ถนน
- Turkish: yol
- Ukrainian: дорога
- Vietnamese: con đường
Definition of road from the Collins English Dictionary
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