Road

Definition of Road

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n.1.A journey, or stage of a journey.
With easy roads he came to Leicester.
- Shak.
2.An inroad; an invasion; a raid.
3.A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another.
The most villainous house in all the London road.
- Shak.
4.A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; - often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads.
Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners,
For we be come unto a quiet rode [road].
- Spenser.
On the road
traveling or passing over a road; coming or going; traveling; on the way.
My hat and wig will soon be here,
They are upon the road.
- Cowper.
The highway robber - road agent he is quaintly called.
- The century.

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