main road


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Noun1.main road - a major road for any form of motor transportmain road - a major road for any form of motor transport
arterial road - a major or main route
beltway, bypass, ring road, ringway - a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
divided highway, dual carriageway - a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions; "in Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway"
expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway - a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
highroad, trunk road - a highway
interchange - a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
interstate, interstate highway - one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
traffic lane - a lane of a main road that is defined by painted lines; "that car is in the wrong traffic lane"

main road

noun highway He turned off the main road and into the car park.
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Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs.
They trudged onward now, at a quicker pace, resolving to keep the main road, and go wherever it might lead them.
Tom and his father arrived in town from Berkshire the day before, and finding, on inquiry, that the Birmingham coaches which ran from the city did not pass through Rugby, but deposited their passengers at Dunchurch, a village three miles distant on the main road, where said passengers had to wait for the Oxford and Leicester coach in the evening, or to take a post-chaise, had resolved that Tom should travel down by the Tally-ho, which diverged from the main road and passed through Rugby itself.
Here they took the main road again and proceeded pleasantly through the pretty farming country.
For the main road was a boiling stream of people, a tor- rent of human beings rushing northward, one pressing on another.
Hewet stepped off the road on to one of these, in order to avoid the hardness and heat of the main road, the dust of which was always being raised in small clouds by carts and ramshackle flies which carried parties of festive peasants, or turkeys swelling unevenly like a bundle of air balls beneath a net, or the brass bedstead and black wooden boxes of some newly wedded pair.
The village being small he had little difficulty in finding Mrs Durbeyfield's tenement, which was a house in a walled garden, remote from the main road, where she had stowed away her clumsy old furniture as best she could.
As soon as Pinocchio no longer felt the shameful weight of the dog collar around his neck, he started to run across the fields and meadows, and never stopped till he came to the main road that was to take him to the Fairy's house.
Anxious to separate herself from them as far as she could, she soon afterwards took possession of a narrow footpath, a little raised on one side of the lane, leaving them together in the main road.
The poor gentleman had been tracked, by his horses shoes (which were peculiar), to a spot about three miles to the east of the borough, on the main road leading to the city.
And he took the Sheriff's horse by the bridle rein, and led him through the lane and by many a thicket till the main road was reached.
I found myself in a country that was quite new to me, and dared not return to the main road lest I should again fall into the hands of the robbers.