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:
“Sir, let me tell you, the noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“Emancipation should make it possible for woman to be human in the truest sense. Everything within her that craves assertion and activity should reach its fullest expression; all artificial barriers should be broken, and the road towards greater freedom cleared of every trace of centuries of submission and slavery.”
—Emma Goldman (18691940)
“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.”
—Philip Roth (b. 1933)