Road Definition

Define what is Road?

1. road, route (noun)

an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation.

    Synonyms: route

    way noun
    any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another.


    access road, slip road noun
    a short road giving access to an expressway.

    bypath, byroad, byway noun
    a side road little traveled (as in the countryside).

    causeway noun
    a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand.

    clearway noun
    a road on which you are not allowed to stop (unless you have a breakdown).

    corduroy noun
    a road made of logs laid crosswise.

    detour, roundabout way noun
    a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked).

    parkway, drive noun
    a wide scenic road planted with trees.

    driveway, private road, drive noun
    a road leading up to a private house.

    highway, main road noun
    a major road for any form of motor transport.

    rail line, railway line, line noun
    the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed.

    post road noun
    a road over which mail is carried.

    roadway noun
    a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travel.

    shortcut, crosscut, cutoff noun
    a route shorter than the usual one.

    side road noun
    a minor road branching off of a main road.

    skid road noun
    a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled.

    speedway noun
    road where high speed driving is allowed.

    thoroughfare noun
    a public road from one place to another.

    cart track, cartroad, track noun
    any road or path affording passage especially a rough one.

    turnoff noun
    a side road where you can turn off.

    2. road (noun)

    a way or means to achieve something.

    • the road to fame.

    means, way, agency noun
    how a result is obtained or an end is achieved.


    royal road noun
    an auspicious way or means to achieve something.

    Nearby Terms

    road agent (noun)
    a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it

    road builder (noun)
    someone whose business is to build roads

    road construction (noun)
    the construction of roads

    road game (noun)
    a game played away from home

    road gang (noun)
    a gang of road workers

    road hog (noun)
    a driver who obstructs others

    road map (noun)
    a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action

    road mender (noun)
    a workman who is employed to repair roads

    road metal (noun)
    broken rock used for repairing or making roads

    road rage (noun)
    violence exhibited by drivers in traffic

    road roller (noun)
    vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements

    road runner (noun)
    someone who participates in long-distance races (especially in marathons)

    road sense (noun)
    good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road

    road show (noun)
    a show on tour

    road surface (noun)
    the paved surface of a paved roadway