|n.||1.||A journey, or stage of a journey.|
|2.||An inroad; an invasion; a raid.|
|3.||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.|
|4.||A place where ships may ride at anchor at some distance from the shore; a roadstead; - often in the plural; |
|Noun||1.||road - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation|
|2.||road - a way or means to achieve something; "the road to fame"|
|Adj.||1.||road - taking place over public roads; "road racing"|
cross-country - moving across open country rather than following tracks or roads; "a cross-country race"
|2.||road - working for a short time in different places; "itinerant laborers"; "a road show"; "traveling salesman"; "touring company"|
ROAD. A passage through the country for the use of the people. 3 Yeates,
2. Roads are public or private. Public roads are laid out by public authority, or dedicated by individuals to public use. The public have the use of such roads, but the owner of the land over which they are made and the owners of land bounded on the highway, have, prima facie, a fee in such highway, ad medium filum vice, subject to the easement in favor of the public. 1 Conn. 193; 11 Conn. 60; 2 John. 357 15 John. 447. But where the boundary excludes the highway, it is, of course, excluded. 11 Pick. 193. See 13 Mass. 259. The proprietor of the soil, is therefore entitled to all the fruits which grow by its side; 16 Mass. 366, 7; and to all the mineral wealth it contains. 1 Rolle, 392, 1. 5; 4 Day, R. 328; 1 Conn'. Rep, 103; 6 Mass. R. 454; 4 Mass, R. 427; 15 Johns. Rep. 447, 583; 2 Johns. R. 357; Com. Dig. Chimin, A 2; 6 Pet. 498; 1 Sumn. 21; 10 Pet. 25; 6 Pick. 57; 6 Mass. 454; 12 Wend. 98.
3. There are public roads, such as turnpikes and railroads, which are constructed by public authority, or by corporations. These are kept in good order by the respective companies to which they belong, and persons travelling on them, with animals and vehicles, are required to pay toll. In general these companies have only a right of passage over the land, which remains the property, subject to the easement, of the owner at the time the road was made or of his heirs or assigns.
4. Private roads are, such as are used for private individuals only, and are not wanted for the public generally. Sometimes roads of this kind are wanted for the accommodation of land otherwise enclosed and without access to public roads. The soil of such roads belongs to the owner of the land over which they are made.
5. Public roads are kept in repair at the public expense, and private roads by those who use them. Vide Domain; Way. 13 Mass. 256; 1 Sumn. Rep. 21; 2 Hill. Ab. c. 7; 1 Pick. R. 122; 2 Mass. R. 127 6 Mass. R. 454; 4 Mass. R. 427; 15 Mass. Rep. 33; 3 Rawle, R. 495; 1 N. H. Rep. 16; 1 McCord, R. 67; 1 Conn. R. 103; 2 John. R. 357; 1 John. Rep. 447; 15 John. R. 483; 4 Day, Rep. 330; 2 Bailey, Rep. 271; 1 Burr. 133; 7 B. & Cr. 304; 11 Price R. 736; 7 Taunt. R. 39; Str. 1004. 1 Shepl. R. 250; 5 Conn. Rep. 528; 8 Pick. R. 473; Crabb, R. P. Sec. 102-104.
ROAD, mar. law. A road is defined by Lord Hale to be an open passage of the sea, which, from the situation of the adjacent land, and its own depth and wideness, affords a secure place for the common riding and anchoring of vessels. Hale de Port. Mar. p. 2, c. 2. This word, however, does not appear to have a very definite meaning. 2 Chit. Com. Law, 4, 5.To see a road in your dream, indicates your sense of direction and pursuit of your goals. To see a winding and bumpy road in your dream, signifies that will find many obstacles and setbacks toward your goals. You may be met with unexpected difficulties. To see a smooth road bordered by green trees and flowers, denotes a steady progress and steady climb up the social ladder. If the road is straight and narrow, then it means that your path to success is going according as planned. To see an unknown road in your dream, signifies that you new project will cause more grief than it is worth and a waste of time. *Please see also Street.Autobahn, US highway, access, air lane, alley, alleyway, anchorage, anchorage ground, approach, approaches, arm, armlet, arterial, arterial highway, arterial street, artery, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, basin, bay, bayou, beat, belt, belt highway, berth, bight, blind alley, boca, boulevard, breakwater, bulkhead, bypass, byway, camino real, carriageway, causeway, causey, channel, chaussee, chuck, circuit, circumferential, close, corduroy road, county road, course, court, cove, creek, crescent, cul-de-sac, dead-end street, dike, direction, dirt road, dock, dockage, dockyard, drag, driveway, dry dock, embankment, entree, estuary, euripus, expressway, fairway, fjord, flight path, freeway, frith, gravel road, groin, gulf, gut, harbor, harborage, haven, highroad, highways and byways, inlet, interstate highway, itinerary, jetty, jutty, kyle, landing, landing place, landing stage, lane, line, local road, loch, main drag, main road, marina, means, method, mews, mole, moorings, motorway, mouth, narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, orbit, parkway, passage, path, pave, paved road, pier, place, plank road, port, primary highway, primrose path, private road, procedure, protected anchorage, quay, reach, riding, right-of-way, ring road, roadbed, roads, roadstead, roadway, round, route, route nationale, row, royal road, run, sea lane, seaport, seawall, seaway, secondary road, ship route, shipyard, shortcut, slip, sound, speedway, state highway, steamer track, strait, straits, superhighway, technique, terrace, thoroughfare, through street, thruway, toll road, tour, township road, track, trade route, traject, trajectory, trajet, turnpike, walk, waterway, wharf, wynd