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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
road

Plural
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  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.

Derived terms

Usage notes

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

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