Complete Definition of "road"

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Etymology
From Old English unicode|rad#Old English|rād (riding, hostile incursion) < Proto-Germanic *ridanan (to ride) < from Proto-Indo-European *reidh- (to ride).

Pronunciation
RP AHD|rōd; IPA|/ɹəʊd/; SAMPA|/[email protected]/
Rhymes: IPAchar|Rhymes:English:-əʊd|-əʊd
audio|en-us-road.ogg|Audio (US)

Homophones
rode
rowed

Noun
en-noun

  1. A narrow strip of land made suitable for travel between places. Modern roads are usually paved to accommodate wheeled vehicles.
  2. By extension, the path or route one takes; an effort.

#: Learning English is a long road for newcomers.

  1. defn|English

Usage notes
The word road is used with the preposition on. Something is on the road, but in the street.

Translations
trans-top|strip of land made suitable for travel
Ainu: ル (ru)
Arabic: ARchar|طريق|طَرِيق IPAchar|(ʈaríːq) m, ARchar|طرق|طُرُق IPAchar|(ʈúruq) p
Blackfoot: mohsoko
Bosnian: put#Bosnian|put m, drum#Bosnian|drum m, cesta#Bosnian|cesta f, ulica#Bosnian|ulica f
Bulgarian: път (pǎt) m
Breton: hent m, hentoù p
Chinese: 路 (lù)
Cree: meskanaw
Croatian: ulica#Croatian|ulica f, cesta#Croatian|cesta f
Czech: silnice f, ulice f
Danish: gade, vej g|Danish
Dutch: baan f, weg m, straat f
Estonian: tee
Filipino: kalye
Finnish: tie
French: route f
German: Straße f, Straßen p, Weg m, Route f
Greek: οδός (odós) f
:Classical: ὁδός (hodós) f
Guaraní: ape (t-), ape guasu (t-), apehũ (t-) (paved with asphalt, lit. "black road")
Hebrew: כביש (kvíš) m
Ido: choseo, voyo
Hungarian: út, közút
Indonesian: jalan
Interlingua: strata, via
Irish: bóthar g|Irish
Isthmus Zapotec: neza
Italian: strada f, via f
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Japanese: 道 (みち, michí)
Kannada: ರಸ್ತೆ (raste) m
Korean: 길 (gil)
Lakota: ocanku
Latin: via f, viae p; iter n
Latvian: ceļš m, šoseja f
Lithuanian: kelias m, plentas m
Norwegian: vei m, veg m
Occitan: rota f
Ojibwe: miikana, miikanan p
Persian: FAchar|راه (rah), FAchar|جاده (jaddeh)
Polish: droga#Polish|droga f, szosa f
Portuguese: estrada f, caminho m, via f
Powhatan: mew
Romanian: drum#Romanian|drum, n, cale f
Russian: дорога (doróga) f
Scottish Gaelic: rathad m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: пут#Serbian|пут m, друм#Serbian|друм m, цеста#Serbian|цеста f, улица#Serbian|улица f
:Roman: put#Serbian|put m, drum#Serbian|drum m, cesta#Serbian|cesta f, ulica#Serbian|ulica f
Slovene: cesta f
Spanish: camino m, calle f, ruta f
Swahili: njia sg/pl (noun 9/10)
Swedish: väg c
Tetum: lurón
Thai: THchar|ถนน (thà nóhn)
Tupinambá: pé, apé (s-)
Turkish: cadde
Welsh: ffordd f
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Related terms
nonroad

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