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.
Famous quotes containing the word road:
“The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift.
The road is forlorn all day....”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
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Our road with an old Tatar freedoms arrow Has deeply pierced our breast.”
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