A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places, which typically has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two, roadways (British English: carriageways) each with one or more lanes and also any associated sidewalks (British English: pavement) and road verges. Roads that are available for use by the public may be referred to as public roads or highways.
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... Three main roads date from the medieval period - Holywell Hill, St Peter's Street, and Fishpool Street ... These remained the only major streets until around 1800 when London Road was constructed, to be followed by Hatfield Road in 1824 and Verulam Road in 1826 ... Verulam Road was created specifically to aid the movement of stage coaches, since St Albans was the first major stop on the coaching route north from London ...
... Zhongzhou Road (simplified Chinese 中轴线 traditional Chinese 中軸綫 pinyin Zhōngzhóuxiàn), literally meaning "Central Axis", refers to a ... Zhongzhou Road" is not the name of any particular road it refers to the trunk road from Beichen Bridge on the northern 4th Ring Road through to Zhonglou North Bridge on ... Ming and Qing Dynasties Beijing's Zhongzhou Road is in turn from north to south, the bell tower, the drum tower, the Wanning bridge, Di'anmen (in 1954 demolition), Jingshan, the supernatural ...
... The United States has the largest network of roads of any country with 4,050,717 miles (6,518,997 km) as of 2009 ... of China is second with 3,583,715 kilometres (2,226,817 mi) of road (2007) See List of countries by road network size ... The Republic of India has the third largest road system in the world with 3,383,344 kilometres (2,102,312 mi) (2002) ...
... triangular shape with the base being the main road from Aachen to Liège ... The village and mine lay just to the north of this road ... While the roads leading from Germany and Belgium to the "Three Country Point" on the Vaalserberg today bear the names, respectively, of Dreiländerweg ("Three-Countries-Way") and Route ...
... See also List of county roads in Marion County, Florida Interstate 75 runs north and south across the western edge of the city, with interchanges at Florida SR 200(Exit 350), SR 40 (Exit 352), and US 27(Exit 354) ... Route 301 is the main local north and south road through Ocala ... Route 441 is the main local north and south road through Ocala ...
More definitions of "road":
- (noun): A way or means to achieve something.
Example: "The road to fame"
- (noun): An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation.
- (adj): Taking place over public roads.
Example: "Road racing"
Famous quotes containing the word road:
“There is no road to wealth so easy and respectable as that of matrimony; that is, of course, provided that the aspirant declines the slow course of honest work.”
—Anthony Trollope (18151882)
“The only road to the highest stations in this country is that of the law.”
—William Jones (17461794)
“They keep such a dingdong about supporting the Constitution. One might imagine it was some miserable, decrepit old creature that was no longer able to totter on crutches but must be held on every side, and dragged along like a drunken loafer, on his road to the lock-up.”
—Jane Grey Swisshelm (18151884)