Road vs. Rode

By Jaxson

  • Road

    A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places that has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by foot or some form of conveyance, including a motor vehicle, cart, bicycle, or horse.

    Roads consist of one or two roadways (British English: carriageways), each with one or more lanes and any associated sidewalks (British English: pavement) and road verges. There is sometimes a bike path. Other names for roads include parkways, avenues, freeways, tollways, interstates, highways, or primary, secondary, and tertiary local roads.

  • Road (noun)

    The act of riding on horseback. 9th-17th c.

  • Road (noun)

    A hostile ride against a particular area; a raid. 9th-19th c.

  • Road (noun)

    A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. from 14th c.

  • Road (noun)

    A way used for travelling between places, originally one wide enough to allow foot passengers and horses to travel, now (US) usually one surfaced with asphalt or concrete and designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. In the UK both senses are heard: a country road is the same as a country lane. from 16th c.

  • Road (noun)

    A path chosen in life or career. from 17th c.

  • Road (noun)

    An underground tunnel in a mine. from 18th c.

  • Road (noun)

    A railway or a single railway track. from 19th c.

  • Road (noun)

    A journey, or stage of a journey.

  • Road (noun)

    A way or route.

  • Road (adjective)

    At the venue of the opposing team or competitor; on the road.

  • Road (noun)

    a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles can use

    “a country road”

    “the shipment of freight by road”

    “a road accident”

    “they live at 15 Park Road”

  • Road (noun)

    the part of a road intended for vehicles, especially in contrast to a verge or pavement

    “Clara had to walk in the road to avoid black plastic rubbish sacks”

  • Road (noun)

    a regular trade route for a particular commodity

    “the Silk Road across Asia to the West”

  • Road (noun)

    an underground passage or gallery in a mine

    “he had to work in a road about six feet wide”

  • Road (noun)

    a railroad.

  • Road (noun)

    a railway track, especially as clear (or otherwise) for a train to proceed

    “they waited for a clear road at Hellifield Junction”

  • Road (noun)

    a series of events or a course of action that will lead to a particular outcome

    “he’s well on the road to recovery”

  • Road (noun)

    a particular course or direction taken or followed

    “the low road of apathy and alienation”

  • Road (noun)

    a partly sheltered stretch of water near the shore in which ships can ride at anchor

    “Boston Roads”

  • Rode (verb)

    (of a woodcock) fly on a regular circuit in the evening as a territorial display, making sharp calls and grunts

    “woodcock regularly rode in favourable places”

  • Rode (noun)

    a rope, especially one securing an anchor or trawl.

Oxford Dictionary

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