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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... The United States has the largest network of roads of any country with 4,050,717 miles (6,518,997 km) as of 2009 ... 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) ...
... 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 ... 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 ... 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 1954 demolition), Jingshan, the supernatural ...
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:
“My father and mother in 1817 were forty-nine days on the road with their emigrant wagons [from Vermont] to Ohio. More than two days for each hour that I spent in the same journey.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)
“Evil can be got very easily and exists in quantity: the road to her is very smooth, and she lives near by. But between us and virtue the gods have placed the sweat of our brows; the road to her is long and steep, and it is rough at first; but when a man has reached the top, then she is easy to attain, although before she was hard.”
—Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.)
“A novel is a mirror carried along a high road. At one moment it reflects to your vision the azure skies at another the mire of the puddles at your feet. And the man who carries this mirror in his pack will be accused by you of being immoral! His mirror shews [sic] the mire, and you blame the mirror! Rather blame that high road upon which the puddle lies, still more the inspector of roads who allows the water to gather and the puddle to form.”
—Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (17831842)