Associations to the word «Road»


ROAD, noun. (obsolete) The act of riding on horseback. [9th-17th c.]
ROAD, noun. (obsolete) A hostile ride against a particular area; a raid. [9th-19th c.]
ROAD, noun. (nautical) (often in the plural) A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. [from 14th c.]
ROAD, noun. A way used for travelling between places, originally one wide enough to allow foot passengers and horses to travel, now usually one surfaced with asphalt or concrete and designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. [from 16th c.]
ROAD, noun. (figuratively) A path chosen in life or career. [from 17th c.]
ROAD, noun. An underground tunnel in a mine. [from 18th c.]
ROAD, noun. (US) A railway; (British) a single railway track. [from 19th c.]
ROAD, noun. (obsolete) A journey, or stage of a journey.
ROAD, noun. A way or route.
ROAD, adjective. (US) (Canada) (sports) (chiefly attributive) At the venue of the opposing team or competitor.
ROAD ACCIDENT, noun. An accident between one or more vehicles, and/or another object.
ROAD AGENT, noun. (chiefly US) (archaic) A criminal who accosts travelers and robs them.
ROAD AGENTS, noun. Plural of road agent
ROAD APPLE, noun. (idiomatic) (dated) (often pluralized) Horse manure, especially when deposited on a road.
ROAD APPLES, noun. Plural of road apple
ROAD BIKE, noun. A lightweight bicycle with narrow wheels and downward curving handlebars.
ROAD BIKES, noun. Plural of road bike
ROAD BOWLING, noun. (Ireland) A game of skill, where a heavy metal ball is thrown along a pre-determined course of rural roads, with the winner being the team with the least throws.
ROAD BURN, noun. (colloquial) skin injury caused by abrasion with road surfaces
ROAD CAR, noun. A car designed to drive on public roads, especially as opposed to a race car.
ROAD CASE, noun. Cases built for musicians, production companies, and industry. Many cases are constructed using quality materials and assembled by hand to protect musical instruments.
ROAD FILM, noun. Alternative term for road movie
ROAD FUND LICENCE, noun. (British) A paper disc displayed on the windscreen of a road vehicle to show that road tax has been paid
ROAD FUND LICENCES, noun. Plural of road fund licence
ROAD GAME, noun. (US) (sports) An athletic contest played in the opposing team's geographic area.
ROAD GAMES, noun. Plural of road game
ROAD GANG, noun. A group of works who do road repairs.
ROAD GRIT, noun. A mixture of grit and salt (often calcium chloride) spread on the surface of roads to prevent the formation of ice during cold, damp weather
ROAD HOG, noun. A motorist who straddles two lanes of traffic or otherwise monopolizes the road.
ROAD HOG, noun. A bad or inconsiderate driver of a motor vehicle.
ROAD HOGS, noun. Plural of road hog
ROAD IRON, noun. (slang) A motor vehicle; such as a car or a motorbike.
ROAD MAP, noun. 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.
ROAD MAP, noun. (figuratively) a plan of action, laying out the future actions of participants.
ROAD MAP, noun. (computing) 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.
ROAD MAPS, noun. Plural of road map
ROAD METAL, noun. The broken stone used in macadamizing roads.
ROAD MOVIE, noun. (idiomatic) (film) A film in which much of the action takes place during a journey, especially one involving overland travel.
ROAD PICTURE, noun. Alternative term for road movie
ROAD RACE, noun. A race run on roads rather than a track.
ROAD RACES, noun. Plural of road race
ROAD RACING, noun. Racing on roads rather than a track.
ROAD RAGE, noun. Uncontrollable aggressive behaviour by the driver of a road vehicle, especially when caused by stress or frustration.
ROAD RASH, noun. (colloquial) skin and bone injury caused by abrasion with road surfaces
ROAD ROLLER, noun. A heavy engineering vehicle used to compact asphalt in the construction of roads
ROAD ROLLERS, noun. Plural of road roller
ROAD SALT, noun. Salt used for deicing and anti-icing of roads.
ROAD SIGN, noun. A sign for the control of traffic or the information of drivers.
ROAD SIGNS, noun. Plural of road sign
ROAD TEST, noun. Alternative form of roadtest
ROAD TO DAMASCUS, noun. (idiomatic) An important point in someone's life where a great change, or reversal, of ideas or beliefs occurs.
ROAD TRAIN, noun. (US) (Australia) (Canada) A transport concept consisting of a conventional prime mover truck pulling two or more trailers.
ROAD TRAINS, noun. Plural of road train
ROAD TRIP, noun. A recreational or impromptu excursion in a car.
ROAD TRIP, noun. A series of games played by a team away from its home field.
ROAD TRIPS, noun. Plural of road trip
ROAD WARRIOR, noun. (informal) A frequent business traveller
ROAD WARRIOR, noun. (slang) (business) A salesperson who spends a lot of time traveling and outside the office.
ROAD WARRIOR, noun. (slang) A person who carries a mobile device such as a laptop or PDA and uses wireless internet connections to work.
ROAD WARRIOR, noun. (bicycling) A recreational cyclist who rides a racing bicycle and wears lycra.
ROAD WARRIORS, noun. Plural of road warrior
ROAD WORK, noun. Alternative form of roadwork

Dictionary definition

ROAD, noun. An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation.
ROAD, noun. A way or means to achieve something; "the road to fame".

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