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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... 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 ...
... Three main roads date from the medieval period - Holywell Hill, St Peter's Street, and Fishpool Street ... 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 stretch of road in Beijing, China ... 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 the northern 2nd Ring Road (north stretch ... In the 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 ...
... of Neutral Moresnet had a more-or-less 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 des Trois Bornes ("Thr ...
... The United States has the largest network of roads of any country with 4,050,717 miles (6,518,997 km) as of 2009 ... Republic 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) ...
More definitions of "road":
- (adj): Taking place over public roads.
Example: "Road racing"
- (noun): An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation.
- (noun): A way or means to achieve something.
Example: "The road to fame"
Famous quotes containing the word road:
“A route differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. A route has no meaning in itself; its meaning derives entirely from the two points that it connects. A road is a tribute to space. Every stretch of road has meaning in itself and invites us to stop. A route is the triumphant devaluation of space, which thanks to it has been reduced to a mere obstacle to human movement and a waste of time.”
—Milan Kundera (b. 1929)
“If any ambitious man have a fancy to revolutionize, at one effort, the universal world of human thought, human opinion, and human sentiment, the opportunity is his ownthe road to immortal renown lies straight, open, and unencumbered before him. All that he has to do is to write and publish a very little book. Its title should be simplea few plain wordsMy Heart Laid Bare. Butthis little book must be true to its title.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091845)
“Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)