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Road appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Reed Wade Road
    (name of a road in Batesville Arkansas)
  • The little red lorry went down Limuru road.
    (Limuru, pronunced Lee-moo-roo, is a the name of a road in Kenya.)
  • Ray Rag ran across a rough road.
    Across a rough road Ray Rag ran.
    Where is the rough road Ray Rag ran across?

Usage statistics for the noun road:

spoken English55.21%written English44.79% conversational speech47.25%task-oriented speech52.75% imaginative writing51.76%informational writing48.24%
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The word road is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun road

What does road mean as a name of something?

Road is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: roads

  1. an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  2. a way or means to achieve something
    • example: the road to fame
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: agency / means / way = thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
    • more specific term: royal road = an auspicious way or means to achieve something

Alternative definition of the noun road


  1. A way used for travelling between places, usually surfaced with asphalt or concrete. Modern roads, both rural and urban, are designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. [definition from 16th c.]
  2. [figuratively] A path chosen in life or career. [definition from 17th c.]
  3. [nautical, often, plural] a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. [definition from 14th c.]
  4. An underground tunnel in a mine. [definition from 18th c.]
  5. [qualifier, US] a railway; [qualifier, British] a single railway track. [definition from 19th c.]


  1. "Road" a.k.a. "The Road" is a 2009 post-apocalyptic drama directed by John Hillcoat and written by Joe Penhall. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of the same name by American author Cormac McCarthy, the film stars Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee as a father and his son in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Filming took place in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Oregon. The film received a limited release in North American cinemas from November 25, 2009, and was released in United Kingdom cinemas on January 4, 2010.
  2. "Road" is a 2002 Bollywood road horror film, produced by Ram Gopal Varma and directed by Rajat Mukherjee, starring Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Bajpai and Antara Mali. It is an adaptation of the 1986 movie The Hitcher.
  3. "Road" is a film, directed by Diarmuid Lavery & Michael Hewitt.
  4. "Road" is a 2004 short film written and directed by Nadav Lapid.
    • also known as Kvish
    • country: Israel
    • language: Hebrew Language
    • director: Nadav Lapid
    • released in (11 years ago)
  5. "Road" is a 2007 short drama thriller film written by Daniel Bruce and Paul Bontenbal and directed by Daniel Bruce.
  6. "Road": Ex-lovers set out on an ill-fated road trip when Margaret, a freelance photographer, gets her first big assignment to document toxic waste sites along the U.S.-Canadian border. Jay, her unemployed ex-boyfriend, with his eye on reconciliation, is along for the ride. But failed romance soon becomes the least of their problems in this ecologically-minded thriller as the trip eerily begins to circle in on itself.
    • director: Leslie McCleave
    • genres: Romance Film, Drama
    • released in (10 years ago)
  7. "Road" is a film.


"Road" is the first play written by Jim Cartwright, and was first produced in 1986.


  1. "Road": Road is the debut self-titled studio album by American hard rock group Road. Released in 1972, it was the only album to be released by the band, who split up the same year. The song "My Friends" was originally recorded by bassist Noel Redding's previous band, Fat Mattress, but went unreleased at the time, making the Road version the first published recording of the song.
  2. "ROAD": 《ROAD》는, 1997년 9월 10일 발매한 20th Century 첫 번째 앨범이다.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  3. "Road" is a musical album of No Reply.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Road" is a composition.
  5. "Road" is a musical album of Paul Winter Consort.
    • released in (45 years ago)
  6. "Road" is a musical single of Don Johnson Big Band.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  7. "Road" is a musical album of Strange Space.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  8. "Road" is a musical album of James Keelaghan.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  9. "Road" is a musical album of Kete Bowers.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  10. "Road" is a musical single of Hearts Grow.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  11. "Road" is a musical album of James Puhto-Ren.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  12. "Road" is the soundtrack album of the 2002 film.


Who is Road?

Road a.k.a. Reuben Rox: Mexican-American actor Reuben Rox was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Baja California, Mexico. At 17 years old, Reuben and family returned to the States and soon after, began acting in student films.Throughout the early 2000's, Rox appeared in several b-movie horror features which not only played in the States, but Europe and Asia as well. Currently, he is working on his directorial debut 'Chubby Killer'. The film is expected to be released early 2009.


  1. Road was an American hard rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1970. Comprising bassist/vocalist Noel Redding, guitarist/vocalist Rod Richards and drummer/vocalist Leslie Sampson, the band released one album, Road, in 1972.
  2. Road is a musical group.
  3. Road is a musical group.
    • albums: "Második harapás", "Emberteremtő", "Aranylemez", "Nem kell más", "Tegyük Fel"
    • official website:

There are other groups with in their name, like Cove Road, Road crew, Road Ratt, Jaffa Road, Jetty Road, Ridge Road, River Road, Road Kings, Cinder Road, Gotham Road, Gravel road, Ribbon Road, The Road..., Addison Road, Destiny Road, Gunhill Road, Jericho Road, Jonah's Road, Manilla Road.


  1. Road a.k.a. @Road is an American company offering "Mobile Resource Management" services to its customers, using GPS, wireless, voice and Internet technologies to deliver Software as a Service to manage fleet vehicles, dispatchers and mobile professionals. @Road was originally headquartered in Fremont, California. In 2005 @Road ranked 27th on Deloitte's Silicon Valley Technology Fast 50 and was on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for a fourth straight year. As of early 2006, @Road held 15 U.S. patents on their technologies.
    • also known as @ROAD INC, ATROAD INC, AT ROAD INC
    • official website:
  2. Road is a record label.


  1. Road game or away game is a sports game where the specified team is not the host and must travel to another venue. Most professional teams represent cities or towns and amateur sports teams often represent academic institutions. Each team has a location where it practices during the season and where it hosts games.
  2. Road: The Ancient Egyptian Road-with-shrubs hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. N31 for a road, "street", or pathway. It originally was a curving hieroglyph, but became a standardized straight form as well.
  3. Road is a 1985-1986 theater production of the play by Jim Cartwright.
    • award: - Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre nomination for Simon Curtis

Phrases with Road

Phrases starting with the word Road:

  1. road hog
  2. road map
  3. Road Burn
  4. Road case
  5. road game
  6. road gang
  7. Road Grit
  8. road race
  9. road rage

Phrases ending with the word Road:

  1. A Road
  2. A-Road
  3. B Road
  4. 2+1 road
  5. Low Road
  6. Off-Road
  7. back road
  8. High Road
  9. main road
  10. post road
  11. ring road

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Road

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Google previewAmerican River Watershed Common Features Project/Natomas Post-authorization Change Report/Natomas Levee Improvement Program, Phase 4b Landside Improvements Project (2010)

Environmental Impact Statement

Powerline Powerline Road is a north-south two-lane roadway that parallels SR 99, providing an alternate north-south...

Riego Road Riego Road is an east-west two-lane roadway extending from Garden Highway in Sutter County to Base Line ...

Google previewSoutheast Issaquah Bypass (2007)

Environmental Impact Statement

lssaquah-Fall City Road lssaquah-Fall City Road is the primary access to the top of the Sammamish Plateau.

The lssaquah-Fall City Road is a four-lane road with a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour west of lssaquah Pine Lake...

Google previewCalexico East Border Station, S.R. 7 Between New Port of Entry and S.R. 98, Imperial County (1993)

Environmental Impact Statement

The Affected Environment Bonds Comer Road Bonds Comer Road is a north- south collector with an interchange at the l-8 approximately 9.5 miles east of SR-l 1 1. It is a two-lane roadway which extends from Holtville to the SR-98, east of ...

Google previewCalexico East Border Station and State Route 7 Between the New Port of Entry and State Route 98, City of Calexico, Imperial County (1994)

Environmental Impact Statement

Bonds Comer Road Bonds Comer Road is a north-south collector with an interchange at the 1-8 approximately 9.5 miles east of SR-l 1 1.

Google previewUinta National Forest (N.F.), Ashley National Forest (N.F.), Western Uinta Basin Oil and Gas Leasing (1997)

Environmental Impact Statement

Sowers Canyon Road is an improved dirt road, designed for automobile use with speeds of up to 30 mph. Secondary Forest Service roads that...

Wire Fence Canyon Road is a single-lane unsurfaced road. Nutters Ridge Road (FR 333) is an ...

Google previewLake County Illinois Fishing & Floating Guide Book (2016)

Complete fishing and floating information for Lake County Illinois by Jim Maccracken

Below here to Palatine and Palatine Road is the Lake Avenue Woods Forest Preserve and the distance from Dundee Road to Palatine Road is 2.55 river miles. There is a very good parking ...

Google previewWill County Illinois Fishing & Floating Guide Book (2016)

Complete fishing and floating information for Will County Illinois by Jim Maccracken

Above Half Day Road is the Wright Woods Forest Preserve, and below Half Day Road is the large Half Day Forest Preserve area on the east side and a golf course on the west side. The Ryerson Conservation extends along the river from a ...

Google previewBulletin - United States, Office of Public Roads (1895)

by United States. Bureau of Public Roads

A good road is a universal public benefaction. There is not a single member of the community who does not receive advantage and pleasure from it.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 2: Geography by Richard Pillsbury

Atlantic/Gulf Coastal: shell road, collard greens, (red) snapper, croaker (fish) [= grunt), mantelpiece, cherry tomato, throw up [= vomit], rainfrog [= small frog), pail, and store-bought bread [=white bread]. 4A. Atlantic Coastal: (peach) stone, ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

road block — (*) A barrier or obstacle (usually covered by fire) ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Transportation - Transportation (2009)

by Ariane Archambault

low beam Lamp illuminating the road at short distances (30 yards), used instead of high beam to avoid blinding drivers coming in the ...

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Usage statistics about road

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun road:

spoken English55.21%written English44.79% conversational speech47.25%task-oriented speech52.75% imaginative writing51.76%informational writing48.24%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun road:


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Small photo of Empty curved road,blue sky and sun.Small photo of A long and winding road passing through green hills at sunset.Small photo of asphalt road in sunsetSmall photo of sunset in deep blue sky over asphalt roadSmall photo of asphalt road through the green field and clouds on blue sky in summer daySmall photo of Mountain road at hight speed drive downhillSmall photo of Picturesque landscape scene and sunrise above road More...

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Quotes about Road

Road is not there either to come or to go
Everybody on the road to go.

We challenge the road to go with us
Till the end
And road dare not to accept. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of R1O1A1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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