roadside

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road·side

 (rōd′sīd′)
n.
The area bordering on the side of a road.

roadside

(ˈrəʊdˌsaɪd)
n
1.
a. the area at the edge of a road
b. (as modifier): roadside diners.
2. (as modifier): roadside diners.

road•side

(ˈroʊdˌsaɪd)

n.
1. the side or border of the road; wayside.
adj.
2. on or near the side of a road.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roadside - edge of a way or road or pathroadside - edge of a way or road or path; "flowers along the wayside"
edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"

roadside

noun kerb, verge, hard shoulder He was forced to leave the car at the roadside.
Translations
جانِب الطَّريق
okraj silniceu silnice
vejside
út menti
vegarbrún
yol kenarı

roadside

[ˈrəʊdsaɪd]
A. Nborde m de la carretera, orilla f del camino (LAm)
B. CPDde carretera
roadside inn Nfonda f de carretera
roadside repairs NPLreparaciones fpl al borde de la carretera
roadside restaurant N (US) → café-restaurante m (de carretera)

roadside

[ˈrəʊdsaɪd]
nbord m de la route, bas-côté m
by the roadside → au bord de la route
at the roadside → au bord de la route
modif [restaurant, café, motel] → situé(e) au bord de la route; [sign, checks] → en bord de route
roadside repairs → dépannage m sur la routeroad sign n (showing speed limit, warning)panneau m de signalisation; (giving directions)panneau m indicateurroad surface nchaussée froad sweeper roadsweeper [ˈrəʊdswiːpər] n
(= person) → balayeur/euse m/f
(= vehicle) → balayeuse froad tax n (British)taxe f sur les véhicules à moteurroad test nessai m sur routeroad-test [ˈrəʊdtɛst] vt
They are road-testing the car tomorrow → Ils vont faire les essais sur route demain.road traffic ncirculation f routièreroad user road-user nusager m de la route

roadside

[ˈrəʊdˌsaɪd] nciglio della strada
by the roadside → a lato della strada

road

(rəud) noun
1. a strip of ground usually with a hard level surface for people, vehicles etc to travel on. This road takes you past the school; (also adjective) road safety.
2. (often abbreviated to Rd when written) used in the names of roads or streets. His address is 24 School Road.
3. a route; the correct road(s) to follow in order to arrive somewhere. We'd better look at the map because I'm not sure of the road.
4. a way that leads to something. the road to peace; He's on the road to ruin.
ˈroadblock noun
a barrier put across a road (eg by the police) in order to stop or slow down traffic. to set up a roadblock.
road map
a map showing the roads of (part of) a country.
ˈroadside noun
the ground beside a road. flowers growing by the roadside; (also adjective) a roadside café.
ˈroadway noun
the part of a road on which cars etc travel. Don't walk on the roadway.
ˈroadworks noun plural
the building or repairing of a road. The traffic was held up by the roadworks.
ˈroadworthy adjective
good enough or safe to be used on the road. Is this car roadworthy?
ˈroadworthiness noun
by road
in a lorry, car etc. We'll send the furniture by road rather than by rail; We came by road.
References in classic literature ?
Polly was so pleased that her violet eyes sparkled like amethysts, and she danced away from her companions across the bridge and into a group of feathery trees lining both the roadsides.
The soft black earth stood out in patches along the roadsides.
That curly grass which always grows by country roadsides became clearly visible, still wet with the night's rain; the drooping branches of the birches, also wet, swayed in the wind and flung down bright drops of water to one side.
His legs were stiff and awkward, for there were no knee-joints in them; so that presently he bumped against Jack Pumpkinhead and sent that personage tumbling upon the moss that lined the roadside.
A WALNUT TREE standing by the roadside bore an abundant crop of fruit.
Two Footpads sat at their grog in a roadside resort, comparing the evening's adventures.
At noon they sat down by the roadside, near a little brook, and Dorothy opened her basket and got out some bread.
I was out this morning, and on the edge of the small wood, I came upon the body of a child by the roadside.
said Marian, from the top of the roadside bank on which they had climbed, and were maintaining a precarious footing in the hope of creeping along its slope till they were past the pool.
As that gentleman happened at the moment to be staring me squarely in the face as I stood by the roadside it was not altogether clear whether he was addressing me or his beasts; nor could I say if they were named Fuddy and Duddy and were both subjects of the imperative verb "to gee-up.
They are the good Samaritans that find us robbed of all our dreams by the roadside of life, bleeding and weeping and desolate; and such is their skill and wealth and goodness of heart, that they not only heal up our wounds, but restore to us the lost property of our dreams, on one condition,--that we never travel with them again in the daylight.
Or sometimes, better still, we find them really there by the roadside boiling a mysterious three- legged black kettle over a fire of sticks.