Road

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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Famous quotes containing the word road:

    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 (1815–1884)

    There is a road that turning always
    Cuts off the country of Again.
    Archers stand there on every side
    And as it runs time’s deer is slain,
    And lies where it has lain.
    Edwin Muir (1887–1959)

    Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don’t criticize
    What you can’t understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is rapidly agin’.
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)