on the road


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road

 (rōd)
n.
1.
a. Abbr. Rd. An open, generally public way for the passage of vehicles, people, and animals.
b. The surface of a road; a roadbed.
2. A course or path: the road to riches.
3. A railroad.
4. often roads Nautical A roadstead.
Idioms:
down the road
In the future; at a later date.
on the road
1. On tour, as a theatrical company.
2. Traveling, especially as a salesperson.
3. Wandering, as a vagabond.

[Middle English rode, rade, a riding, road, from Old English rād; see reidh- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.on the road - travelling about; "they took the show on the road"; "they lost all their games on the road"
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
References in classic literature ?
I leaving my work on the road, the sun going to bed, the carriage of the Marquis slowly ascending the hill, he hanging by the chain--like this.
She looked back on her years of toil and contrasted them with the joyous life she had lived on the road.
Four or five of them obeyed at once, two remaining on the road with the formidable beggar.