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    Definition:
    Road - (n.) A journey, or stage of a journey.
    Road - (n.) An inroad; an invasion; a raid.
    Road - (n.) A place where one may ride; an open way or public passage for vehicles, persons, and animals; a track for travel, forming a means of communication between one city, town, or place, and another.
    Road - (n.) A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads.
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    Abroad - (adv.) At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad.
    Abroad - (adv.) Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one's abode; as, to walk abroad.
    Abroad - (adv.) Beyond the bounds of a country; in foreign countries; as, we have broils at home and enemies abroad.
    Abroad - (adv.) Before the public at large; throughout society or the world; here and there; widely.
    Broad - (superl.) Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
    Broad - (superl.) Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
    Broad - (superl.) Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
    Broad - (superl.) Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending largely on the substantive.
    Broad - (superl.) Comprehensive; liberal; enlarged.
    Broad - (superl.) Plain; evident; as, a broad hint.
    Broad - (superl.) Free; unrestrained; unconfined.
    Broad - (superl.) Characterized by breadth. See Breadth.
    Broad - (superl.) Cross; coarse; indelicate; as, a broad compliment; a broad joke; broad humor.
    Broad - (superl.) Strongly marked; as, a broad Scotch accent.
    Broad - (n.) The broad part of anything; as, the broad of an oar.
    Broad - (n.) The spread of a river into a sheet of water; a flooded fen.
    Broad - (n.) A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders.
    Broadax Broadaxe - (n.) An ancient military weapon; a battle-ax.
    Broadax Broadaxe - (n.) An ax with a broad edge, for hewing timber.
    Broadbill - (n.) A wild duck (Aythya, / Fuligula, marila), which appears in large numbers on the eastern coast of the United States, in autumn; -- called also bluebill, blackhead, raft duck, and scaup duck. See Scaup duck.
    Broadbill - (n.) The shoveler. See Shoveler.
    Broadbrim - (n.) A hat with a very broad brim, like those worn by men of the society of Friends.
    Broadbrim - (n.) A member of the society of Friends; a Quaker.
    Broad-brimmed - (a.) Having a broad brim.
    Broadcast - (n.) A casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the hand in sowing.
    Broadcast - (a.) Cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; widely diffused.
    Broadcast - (a.) Scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); -- opposed to planting in hills, or rows.
    Broadcast - (adv.) So as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the press.
    Broad Church - () A portion of the Church of England, consisting of persons who claim to hold a position, in respect to doctrine and fellowship, intermediate between the High Church party and the Low Church, or evangelical, party. The term has been applied to other bodies of men holding liberal or comprehensive views of Christian doctrine and fellowship.
    Broadcloth - (n.) A fine smooth-faced woolen cloth for men's garments, usually of double width (i.e., a yard and a half); -- so called in distinction from woolens three quarters of a yard wide.
    Broadened - (imp. & p. p.) of Broaden
    Broadening - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Broaden
    Broaden - (a.) To grow broad; to become broader or wider.
    Broaden - (v. t.) To make broad or broader; to render more broad or comprehensive.
    Broad gauge - () A wider distance between the rails than the "standard" gauge of four feet eight inches and a half. See Gauge.
    Broad-horned - (a.) Having horns spreading widely.
    Broadish - (a.) Rather broad; moderately broad.
    Broadleaf - (n.) A tree (Terminalia latifolia) of Jamaica, the wood of which is used for boards, scantling, shingles, etc; -- sometimes called the almond tree, from the shape of its fruit.
    Broad-leaved - (a.) Alt. of Broad-leafed
    Broad-leafed - (a.) Having broad, or relatively broad, leaves.
    Broadly - (adv.) In a broad manner.
    Broadmouth - (n.) One of the Eurylaimidae, a family of East Indian passerine birds.
    Broadness - (n.) The condition or quality of being broad; breadth; coarseness; grossness.
    Broadpiece - (n.) An old English gold coin, broader than a guinea, as a Carolus or Jacobus.
    Broad seal - () The great seal of England; the public seal of a country or state.
    Broadseal - (v. t.) To stamp with the broad seal; to make sure; to guarantee or warrant.
    Broadside - (n.) The side of a ship above the water line, from the bow to the quarter.
    Broadside - (n.) A discharge of or from all the guns on one side of a ship, at the same time.
    Broadside - (n.) A volley of abuse or denunciation.
    Broadside - (n.) A sheet of paper containing one large page, or printed on one side only; -- called also broadsheet.
    Broadspread - (a.) Widespread.
    Broadspreading - (a.) Spreading widely.
    Broadsword - (n.) A sword with a broad blade and a cutting edge; a claymore.
    Broadwise - (adv.) Breadthwise.
    Byroad - (n.) A private or obscure road.
    Crossroad - (n.) A road that crosses another; an obscure road intersecting or avoiding the main road.
    Highroad - (n.) A highway; a much traveled or main road.
    Inroad - (n.) The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment.
    Inroaded - (imp. & p. p.) of Inroad
    Inroading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Inroad
    Inroad - (v. t.) To make an inroad into; to invade.
    Jinny road - () An inclined road in a coal mine, on which loaded cars descend by gravity, drawing up empty ones.
    Maoadam road - () A macadamized road.
    Outroad - (n.) Alt. of Outrode
    Railroad - (n.) Alt. of Railway
    Railroading - (n.) The construction of a railroad; the business of managing or operating a railroad.
    Roadbed - (n.) In railroads, the bed or foundation on which the superstructure (ties, rails, etc.) rests; in common roads, the whole material laid in place and ready for travel.
    Roadless - (a.) Destitute of roads.
    Roadmaker - (n.) One who makes roads.
    Roadside - (n.) Land adjoining a road or highway; the part of a road or highway that borders the traveled part. Also used ajectively.
    Roadstead - (n.) An anchorage off shore. Same as Road, 4.
    Roadster - (n.) A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to another by means of the tides.
    Roadster - (n.) A horse that is accustomed to traveling on the high road, or is suitable for use on ordinary roads.
    Roadster - (n.) A bicycle or tricycle adapted for common roads rather than for the racing track.
    Roadster - (n.) One who drives much; a coach driver.
    Roadster - (n.) A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country.
    Roadway - (n.) A road; especially, the part traveled by carriages.
    Track-road - (n.) A towing path.
    Tramroad - (n.) A road prepared for easy transit of trams or wagons, by forming the wheel tracks of smooth beams of wood, blocks of stone, or plates of iron.
    Troad - (n.) See Trode.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Road - n. 1 a way with a prepared surface, for vehicles, pedestrians, etc. B part of this for vehicles only (step out into the road). 2 one's way or route. 3 (usu. In pl.) Piece of water near the shore in which ships can ride at anchor. any road dial. = *anyway 2, 3. Get out of the (or my etc.) Road dial. Stop obstructing a person. In the (or one's) road dial. Forming an obstruction. One for the road colloq. Final (esp. Alcoholic) drink before departure. On the road travelling, esp.
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    Abroad - adv. 1 in or to a foreign country or countries. 2 widely (scatter abroad). 3 in circulation (rumour abroad).
    Access road - n. Road giving access only to the properties along it.
    Access road - n. Road giving access only to the properties along it.
    Broad - adj. 1 large in extent from one side to the other; wide. 2 in breadth (two metres broad). 3 extensive (broad acres). 4 full and clear (broad daylight). 5 explicit (broad hint). 6 general (broad intentions, facts). 7 tolerant, liberal (broad view). 8 coarse (broad humour). 9 markedly regional (broad scots). n. 1 broad part (broad of the back). 2 us slang woman. 3 (the broads) large areas of water in e. Anglia, formed where rivers widen. broadly adv. Broadness n. [old english]
    Broad bean - n. 1 bean with large edible flat seeds. 2 one such seed.
    Broadcast - v. (past and past part. Broadcast) 1 transmit by radio or television. 2 take part in such a transmission. 3 scatter (seed etc.). 4 disseminate (information) widely. n. Radio or television programme or transmission. broadcaster n. Broadcasting n.
    Broadcloth - n. Fine cloth of wool, cotton, or silk.
    Broaden - v. Make or become broader.
    Broad gauge - n. Railway track with a wider than standard gauge.
    Broad-leaved - adj. (of a tree) deciduous and hard-timbered.
    Broadloom - adj. (esp. Of carpet) woven in broad widths.
    Broad-minded - adj. Tolerant, liberal.
    Broadsheet - n. 1 large-sized newspaper. 2 large sheet of paper printed on one side only.
    Broadside - n. 1 vigorous verbal attack. 2 simultaneous firing of all guns from one side of a ship. 3 side of a ship above the water between the bow and quarter. broadside on sideways on.
    Broadsword - n. Broad-bladed sword, for cutting rather than thrusting.
    Byroad - n. Minor road.
    Byroad - n. Minor road.
    Commercial broadcasting - n. Broadcasting financed by advertising.
    Crossroad - n. (usu. In pl.) Intersection of two or more roads. at the crossroads at the critical point.
    High road - n. Main road.
    High road - n. Main road.
    Inroad - n. 1 (often in pl.) Encroachment; using up of resources etc. 2 hostile attack.
    Middle-of-the-road - adj. 1 moderate; avoiding extremes. 2 of general appeal.
    Outside broadcast - n. One not made in a studio.
    Railroad - n. Esp. Us = *railway. v. (often foll. By into, through, etc.) Coerce; rush (railroaded into agreeing; railroaded through the cabinet).
    Rebroadcast - v. (past -cast or -casted; past part. -cast) broadcast again. n. Repeat broadcast.
    Relief road - n. Road taking traffic around a congested area.
    Ring road - n. Bypass encircling a town.
    Roadbed - n. 1 foundation structure of a railway. 2 foundation material for a road. 3 us part of a road on which vehicles travel.
    Roadblock - n. Barrier set up on a road in order to stop and examine traffic.
    Road fund licence - n. Disc displayed on a vehicle certifying payment of road tax.
    Road-hog - n. Colloq. Reckless or inconsiderate road-user.
    Road-holding - n. Stability of a moving vehicle.
    Road-house - n. Inn or club on a major road.
    Roadie - n. Colloq. Assistant of a touring band etc., erecting and maintaining equipment.
    Road-metal - n. Broken stone used in road-making etc.
    Road sense - n. Capacity for safe behaviour in traffic etc.
    Roadshow - n. 1 television or radio series broadcasting each programme from a different venue. 2 any touring political or advertising campaign or touring entertainment.
    Roadside - n. (often attrib.) Strip of land beside a road.
    Road sign - n. Sign giving information or instructions to road users.
    Roadstead - n. = *road 3.
    Roadster - n. Open car without rear seats.
    Road tax - n. Periodic tax payable on road vehicles.
    Road test - n. Test of a vehicle's roadworthiness. v. (road-test) test (a vehicle) on the road.
    Roadway - n. 1 road. 2 part of a road intended for vehicles.
    Roadworks - n.pl. Construction, repair, etc. Of roads.
    Roadworthy - adj. Fit to be used on the road. roadworthiness n.
    Service road - n. Road serving houses, shops, etc., lying back from the main road.
    Side-road - n. Minor road, esp. Branching from a main road.
    Slip-road - n. Road for entering or leaving a motorway etc.
    Toll-road - n. Road maintained by the tolls collected on it.
    Trunk road - n. Important main road.

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