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road- First meant "riding" or "hostile incursion on horseback"—a sense preserved in "inroads."
street road lane
A street is a road in a town or large village, usually with houses or other buildings built alongside it.
Road is a very general word for a paved way in a town or between towns. You can use road in almost any context where street is used. For example, you can say 'They walked down the street' or 'They walked down the road'. You can also use road for paved ways in the countryside.
A lane is a narrow road, usually in the countryside.
A lane is also one of the parts of a large road such as a motorway, which has more than one line of traffic going in each direction.
|Noun||1.||road - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation|
access road, slip road - a short road giving access to an expressway; "in Britain they call an access road a slip road"
causeway - a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
clearway - a road on which you are not allowed to stop (unless you have a breakdown)
corduroy - a road made of logs laid crosswise
detour, roundabout way - a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
parkway, drive - a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
carrefour, crossroad, crossway, intersection, crossing - a junction where one street or road crosses another
post road - a road over which mail is carried
roadbed - a bed supporting a road
roadway - a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travel
berm, shoulder - a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road; "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"
side road - a minor road branching off of a main road
skid road - a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled
speedway - road where high speed driving is allowed
thoroughfare - a public road from one place to another
rotary, roundabout, traffic circle, circle - a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
turnaround - an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around
turnoff - a side road where you can turn off; "I missed the turnoff and went 15 miles out of my way"
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"
|2.||road - a way or means to achieve something; "the road to fame"|
means, way, agency - how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success"
royal road - an auspicious way or means to achieve something; "the royal road to success"
at the 23rd kilometre on the Valencia road → en el kilómetro 23 de la carretera de Valencia
"road narrows" → estrechamiento de la calzada
"road up" → cerrado por obras
across the road → al otro lado de la calle
she lives across the road from us → vive en frente de nosotros
by road → por carretera
to hold the road [car] → agarrar, tener buena adherencia
to be off the road [car] → estar fuera de circulación
to be on the road (= be travelling) → estar en camino (Comm) → ser viajante de comercio (Mus, Theat) → estar de gira
the dog was wandering on the road → el perro iba andando por mitad de la calzada
he shouldn't be allowed on the road → no deberían permitirle conducir
my car is on the road again → he vuelto a poner mi coche en circulación
to take the road → ponerse en camino (to X para ir a X) to take to the road [tramp] → ponerse en camino
the road to Teruel → el camino de Teruel
somewhere along the road → tarde o temprano
our relationship has reached the end of the road → nuestras relaciones han llegado al punto final
to be on the right road → ir por buen camino
the road to success → el camino del éxito
he's on the road to recovery → se está reponiendo
we're on the road to disaster → vamos camino del desastre
one for the road → la penúltima
to have one for the road → tomarse la penúltima (copa)
the road to hell is paved with good intentions → con buenas intenciones no basta
see also Rome
road book N → libro m de mapas e itinerarios
road bridge N → puente m de carretera
road construction N → construcción f de carreteras
road haulage N → transporte m por carretera
road haulier N (= company) → compañía f de transporte por carretera; (= person) → transportista mf
road hump N → banda f sonora, banda f de desaceleración
road junction N → empalme m
road manager N (Mus) → encargado/a m/f del transporte del equipo
road map N (lit) → mapa m de carreteras; (for future actions) → hoja f de ruta
road map to peace → hoja f de ruta para la paz
road metal N → grava f, lastre m
road movie N → película f de carretera, road movie f
road pricing N (Brit) sistema electrónico que permite el cobro de peaje a conductores en ciertas carreteras
road race N → carrera f en carretera
road racer N (Cycling) → ciclista mf de fondo en carretera
road rage N conducta agresiva de los conductores
road repairs NPL → obras fpl en la vía
road roller N → apisonadora f
road safety N → seguridad f vial
road sense N → conocimiento m de la carretera
road sign N → señal f de tráfico
road sweeper N (= person) → barrendero/a m/f; (= vehicle) → máquina f barrendera
road tax N → impuesto m de rodaje
road test N → prueba f en carretera
road traffic accident N = road accident road transport N → transportes mpl por carretera
road trial N = road test road user N → usuario/a m/f de la vía pública
road vehicle N → vehículo m de motor, vehículo m de carretera
There's a lot of traffic on the roads → Il y a beaucoup de circulation sur les routes.
main road → grande route
major road → grande route
minor road → voie f secondaire
It takes four hours by road → Il y a quatre heures de route.
to travel by road (by car) → voyager en voiture
They will travel by road to Jordan → Ils iront en Jordanie en voiture.; (by bus) → voyager en bus
They will travel by road to Jordan → Ils iront en Jordanie en bus.
"road up" (British) → "attention travaux"
to be on the road [person, driver] → être sur la route; [band] → être en tournée
to hit the road again → reprendre la route
Let's hit the road! → En route!
roadin cpds → Straßen-;
main road → strada principale
A-/B-road → strada statale/secondaria
country road → strada di campagna
it takes 4 hours by road → sono 4 ore di macchina (or in camion )
just across the road (from) → proprio di fronte a
to be off the road (car, for repairs) → essere in riparazione (laid up) → essere fuori uso
he shouldn't be allowed on the road → dovrebbero togliergli la patente
that car shouldn't be allowed on the road → non dovrebbero lasciar circolare quella macchina
to hold the road (Aut) → tenere la strada
"road up" → "attenzione: lavori in corso"
to be on the road (pop group) → essere in tournée (salesman) → viaggiare
on the road to success → sulla via del successo
to take to the road (tramp) → darsi al vagabondaggio
to have one for the road (fam) → bere il bicchiere della staffa
somewhere along the road (fig) → a un certo punto