a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. ridan
to ride. See Ride
, and cf. Raid
- A journey, or stage of a journey. Obs.
With easy roads he came to Leicester.
- An inroad; an invasion; a raid. Obs.
- 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.
The most villainous house in all the London road.
✍ The word is generally applied to highways, and as a generic term it includes highway, street, and lane.
- Possibly akin to Icel. reithi the rigging of a ship, E. ready. A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; -- often in the plural; as, Hampton Roads.
Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners,
For we be come unto a quiet rode [road].
Syn. -- Way; highway; street; lane; pathway; route; passage; course. See Way.