Crossword clues for road
- A way or means to achieve something
- Burma ___
- "Abbey ___," Beatles album
- Yellow Brick, for one
- Hope-Crosby way
- House or hog preceder
- Type of house
- "Tobacco ___": Caldwell
- Kind of agent or house
- Yellow Brick ___
- Boulevard, e.g.
- What hobos hit
- Macadam construction
- Beatles' "Abbey ___"
- Tobacco, for one
- It may have broad shoulders
- E. Caldwell's "Tobacco ___"
- "The ___ Not Taken": Frost
- What a hobo hits
- There's one to Mandalay
- Highway or avenue
- "On the ___," Kerouac book
- Middle-of-the-___ policy
- "Follow the Yellow Brick ___"
- Burma or Tobacco
- Word with house or block
- Word with side or hog
- Kind of hog
- "King of the ___," 1965 song
- "The ___ Not Taken," Frost poem
- Word in a Hope-Crosby film title
- Kind of block or house
- What candidates hit
- Kind of bed or stead
- ___ to ruin
- Something to hit
- Word with show or map
- Hope-Crosby title word, often
- Word with runner or block
- Kerouac's milieu
- Kind of hog or map
- Company or house
- Word with map or hog
- Tobacco or Burma
- Middle or high follower
- Part of a Hope-Crosby film title
- Word with block or test
- Kind of show
- Abbey or Tobacco, e.g.
- Yellow brick, e.g.
- Way to go
- Kind of test
- It has two shoulders but no head
- It has shoulders
- Line on a map
- See 27-Down
- Jam site
- Driveway's end
- Freeway, e.g.
- It may be hogged
- Route 1, e.g.
- You might tear it up
- Highway or byway
- Where ballplayers wear gray, with "the"
- It may get burned up
- Start of many Hope/Crosby film titles
- Abbey ___
- Kind of trip
- Frost's "The ___ Not Taken"
- Map line
- See 9-Across
- Blacktop, e.g.
- The Beatles' "Abbey ___"
- Pike, e.g.
- Way less traveled
- It's found between the shoulders
- U.S. 1, e.g.
- See 43-Across
- You may find a fork in it
- *"Mad Max: Fury ___"
- Rocky ___
- Appropriate word found in 36-Down
- An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Break \Break\ (br[=a]k), v. t. [imp. broke (br[=o]k), (Obs. Brake); p. p. Broken (br[=o]"k'n), (Obs. Broke); p. pr. & vb. n. Breaking.] [OE. breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG. brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak, Sw. braka, br["a]kka to crack, Dan. br[ae]kke to break, Goth. brikan to break, L. frangere. Cf. Bray to pound, Breach, Fragile.]
To strain apart; to sever by fracture; to divide with violence; as, to break a rope or chain; to break a seal; to break an axle; to break rocks or coal; to break a lock.
To lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a package of goods.
To lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or communicate.
Katharine, break thy mind to me.
To infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise.
Out, out, hyena! these are thy wonted arts . . . To break all faith, all vows, deceive, betray.
To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate; as, to break silence; to break one's sleep; to break one's journey.
Go, release them, Ariel; My charms I'll break, their senses I'll restore.
To destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as, to break a set.
To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British squares.
To shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments.
The victim broke in pieces the musical instruments with which he had solaced the hours of captivity.
To exchange for other money or currency of smaller denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill.
To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as, to break flax.
To weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind.
An old man, broken with the storms of state.
To diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a fall or blow.
I'll rather leap down first, and break your fall.
To impart, as news or information; to broach; -- with to, and often with a modified word implying some reserve; as, to break the news gently to the widow; to break a purpose cautiously to a friend.
To tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to discipline; as, to break a horse to the harness or saddle. ``To break a colt.''
Why, then thou canst not break her to the lute?
To destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to ruin.
With arts like these rich Matho, when he speaks, Attracts all fees, and little lawyers breaks.
To destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss. I see a great officer broken. --Swift. Note: With prepositions or adverbs: To break down.
To crush; to overwhelm; as, to break down one's strength; to break down opposition.
To remove, or open a way through, by breaking; as, to break down a door or wall. To break in.
To force in; as, to break in a door.
To train; to discipline; as, a horse well broken in. To break of, to rid of; to cause to abandon; as, to break one of a habit. To break off.
To separate by breaking; as, to break off a twig.
To stop suddenly; to abandon. ``Break off thy sins by righteousness.'' --Dan. iv. 27. To break open, to open by breaking. ``Open the door, or I will break it open.'' --Shak. To break out, to take or force out by breaking; as, to break out a pane of glass. To break out a cargo, to unstow a cargo, so as to unload it easily. To break through.
To make an opening through, as, as by violence or the force of gravity; to pass violently through; as, to break through the enemy's lines; to break through the ice.
To disregard; as, to break through the ceremony. To break up.
To separate into parts; to plow (new or fallow ground). ``Break up this capon.''
--Shak. ``Break up your fallow ground.''
--Jer. iv. 3.
To dissolve; to put an end to. ``Break up the court.'' --Shak. To break (one) all up, to unsettle or disconcert completely; to upset. [Colloq.] Note: With an immediate object: To break the back.
To dislocate the backbone; hence, to disable totally.
To get through the worst part of; as, to break the back of a difficult undertaking. To break bulk, to destroy the entirety of a load by removing a portion of it; to begin to unload; also, to transfer in detail, as from boats to cars. To break a code to discover a method to convert coded messages into the original understandable text. To break cover, to burst forth from a protecting concealment, as game when hunted. To break a deer or To break a stag, to cut it up and apportion the parts among those entitled to a share. To break fast, to partake of food after abstinence. See Breakfast. To break ground.
To open the earth as for planting; to commence excavation, as for building, siege operations, and the like; as, to break ground for a foundation, a canal, or a railroad.
Fig.: To begin to execute any plan.
(Naut.) To release the anchor from the bottom.
To break the heart, to crush or overwhelm (one) with grief.
To break a house (Law), to remove or set aside with violence and a felonious intent any part of a house or of the fastenings provided to secure it.
To break the ice, to get through first difficulties; to overcome obstacles and make a beginning; to introduce a subject.
To break jail, to escape from confinement in jail, usually by forcible means.
To break a jest, to utter a jest. ``Patroclus . . . the livelong day breaks scurril jests.''
To break joints, to lay or arrange bricks, shingles, etc., so that the joints in one course shall not coincide with those in the preceding course.
To break a lance, to engage in a tilt or contest.
To break the neck, to dislocate the joints of the neck.
To break no squares, to create no trouble. [Obs.]
To break a path, road, etc., to open a way through obstacles by force or labor.
To break upon a wheel, to execute or torture, as a criminal by stretching him upon a wheel, and breaking his limbs with an iron bar; -- a mode of punishment formerly employed in some countries.
To break wind, to give vent to wind from the anus.
Syn: To dispart; rend; tear; shatter; batter; violate; infringe; demolish; destroy; burst; dislocate.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English rad "riding expedition, journey, hostile incursion," from Proto-Germanic *raido (cognates: Old Frisian red "ride," Old Saxon reda, Middle Dutch rede, Old High German reita "foray, raid"), from PIE *reidh- "to ride" (see ride (v.)). Also related to raid (n.). In Middle English, "a riding, a journey;" sense of "open way for traveling between two places" is first recorded 1590s. Meaning "narrow stretch of sheltered water" is from early 14c. (as in Hampton Roads in Virginia).\n
\nModern spelling established 18c. In 19c. U.S. use, often meaning "railroad." On the road "travelling" is from 1640s. Road test (n.) is from 1906; as a verb from 1937. Road hog is attested from 1886; road rage is from 1988. Road map is from 1786; road trip is by 1950, originally of baseball teams. Old English had radwerig "weary of travelling."
n. 1 (context obsolete English) The act of riding on horseback. (9th-17th c.) 2 (context obsolete English) A hostile ride against a particular area; a raid. (9th-19th c.) 3 (context nautical often in the plural English) A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. (from 14th c.) 4 A way used for travelling between places, originally one wide enough to allow foot passengers and horses to travel, now usually one surfaced with asphalt or concrete and designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. (from 16th c.)
n. an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation [syn: route]
a way or means to achieve something; "the road to fame"
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 that are available for use by the public may be referred to as parkways, avenues, freeways, interstates, highways, or primary, secondary, and tertiary local roads.
Road is a 2002 Bollywood, Neo-noir road movie, produced by Ram Gopal Varma and directed by Rajat Mukherjee, starring Manoj Bajpayee, Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali. An eloped couple Arvind ( Vivek Oberoi) and Lakshmi ( Antara Mali), en route Delhi to Jodhpur on a deserted highway, encounter a mad wayfarer ( Vijay Raaz), an Hitchhiker Babu ( Manoj Bajpai) who turns out to be a serial psychopath killer, Inderpal ( Makrand Deshpande) a happy go lucky, intelligent, responsible truck driver and an irresponsible, eccentric cop ( Sayaji Shinde).
Road is the first play written by Jim Cartwright, and was first produced in 1986.
The play explores the lives of the people in a deprived, working class area of Lancashire during the government of Margaret Thatcher, a time of high unemployment in the north of England. Despite its explicit nature, it was considered extremely effective in portraying the desperation of people's lives at this time, as well as containing a great deal of humour. The play won a number of awards and was voted the 36th best play of the 20th century in a poll by the Royal National Theatre. Set on a road on a busy night, the audience delve into the houses on the street and the characters lives.
The play is often performed on a promenade, allowing the audience to follow the narrator (Scullery) along the road and visit different sets and the different homes of the characters. The play was initially performed at the Royal Court Theatre "Upstairs", in 1986 with Edward Tudor-Pole as Scullery, moving "Downstairs" in 1987 with Ian Dury as the narrator.
It was later made for television by renowned director Alan Clarke and starred many young actors who later became well-known including Jane Horrocks, David Thewlis, Moya Brady and Lesley Sharp.
Road was produced in New York by Lincoln Center Theater at La MaMa Etc. in 1988, with a cast including Joan Cusack and Kevin Bacon.
A road is an identifiable route or path.
Road or Roads may also refer to:
Road was an American hard rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1970. Comprising bassist/vocalist Noel Redding (previously of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Fat Mattress), guitarist/vocalist Rod Richards (formerly of Rare Earth) and drummer/vocalist Leslie Sampson, the band released one album, Road, in 1972.
The band is no relation to the Dutch band Road active at the same time with "Never Leave Me Lonely" 1971.
Road is the debut self-titled studio album by American hard rock group Road. Released in 1972, it was the only album to be released by the band, who split up the same year. The song "My Friends" was originally recorded by bassist Noel Redding's previous band, Fat Mattress, but went unreleased at the time, making the Road version the first published recording of the song. (The Fat Mattress version has since appeared on the complete works package The Black Sheep of the Family: The Anthology, on which it is incorrectly listed as "Little Girl in White".)
The Ancient EgyptianRoad-with-shrubs hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. N31 for a road, "street", or pathway. It originally was a curving hieroglyph, but became a standardized straight form as well.
A road game or away game is a sports game where the specified team is not the host and must travel to another venue. Most professional teams represent cities or towns and amateur sports teams often represent academic institutions. Each team has a location where it practices during the season and where it hosts games.
When a team is not the host, it must travel to games (usually by bus or car, hence "road", though increasingly also by plane for longer journeys). Thus, when a team is not hosting a game, the team is described as the road team, the visiting team, or the away team, and the game is described as a road game or an away game for that team. The venue in which the game is played is described as the visiting stadium or the road. The host team is said to be the home team.
The home team is often thought to have a home advantage over the visiting team, because of their familiarity with the environment, their shorter travel times, and the influence that a parochial crowd may have over an official's decisions. Another home team advantage that is unique to baseball is familiarity with the home ballpark's outfield dimensions and height of the outfield wall, as well as the size of foul territory and location of in-play obstacles (e.g., a bullpen on the playing field). Major sporting events, if not held at a neutral venue, are often over several legs at each team's home ground, so that neither team has an advantage over the other.
Occasionally, the road team may not have to travel very far at all to a road game. These matches often become local derbies. (Also, see the article on subway series for baseball series played between the New York Yankees, and New York's National League teams, and similar series between other teams that play in the same city or state.) A few times a year, a road team may even be lucky enough to have the road game played at their own home stadium or arena. This is prevalent in college athletics where many schools will often play in regional leagues or groundshare.
The related term true road game has seen increasing use in U.S. college sports in the 21st century, especially in basketball. While regular-season tournaments and other special events have been part of college sports from their creation, the 21st century has seen a proliferation of such events. These are typically held at neutral sites, with some of them taking place outside the contiguous U.S. (as in the case of the Great Alaska Shootout and Maui Invitational) or even outside the country entirely (such as the Battle 4 Atlantis in The Bahamas). In turn, this has led to the use of "true road game" to refer to contests played at one team's home court.
Usage examples of "road".
So they abode there but two days, and on the third day were led away by a half score of men gaily apparelled after their manner, and having with them many sumpter-beasts with provision for the road.
Then he walked out through the pecan trees in front of the house where Antonio stood waiting with the horses and they stood for a moment in a wordless abrazo and then he mounted up into the saddle and turned the horse into the road.
Here he reared a continuous rampart with a ditch in front of it, fair-sized forts, probably a dozen in number, built either close behind it or actually abutting on it, and a connecting road running from end to end.
The reason given for this change of form was that it more conveniently allowed the lower road to pass between the springings and ensured the transmission of the wind stresses to the abutments without interrupting the cross-bracing.
Lead truck following Aby, rolling down to the fatal turn, where the woods came near the road.
He wished to God Aby had agreed to the MacFarlane with him this year, which would have put Aby far to the south instead of on that road.
He remembered Aby living, Aby on Moon, blithe and beautiful, coming down the road in the safe lowlands.
By noon he was riding a farmland road where the acequias carried the water down along the foot-trodden selvedges of the fields and he stood the horse to water and walked it up and back in the shade of a cottonwood grove to cool it.
Sure enough, the keys were in the ignition, just like the Scorpion Lady had promised, and I drove out to Phaya Tai Road and cruised up and down it til I finally found the Acme Fertilizer Company.
She had hoped that by bringing Conward into the house, by bringing Irene under the influence of a close family acquaintanceship with him, that that young lady might be led to see the folly of the road she was choosing.
Reginald turned off the public road on to the acreage that surrounded Cranford Hall.
As I crossed the road to the Chandler House, I could see that Daniel was talking to Aden in the parking lot.
An order enjoining certain steam railroads from discriminating against an electric railroad by denying it reciprocal switching privileges did not violate the Fifth Amendment even though its practical effect was to admit the electric road to a part of the business being adequately handled by the steam roads.
The middle part of the road was raised into a terrace which commanded the adjacent country, consisted of several strata of sand, gravel, and cement, and was paved with large stones, or, in some places near the capital, with granite.
I have not the slightest pretence to virtue, but I adore the fair sex, and now you and they know the road to my purse.