1 (usu. in pl.) an intersection of two or more roads.
2 US a road that crosses a main road or joins two main roads.
Phrases and idioms:
at the crossroads at a critical point in one's life.
* * *nouna junction where one street or road crosses another (Freq. 1)• Hypernyms: ↑junction
* * *\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ also ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ nounUsage: often attributive1. : a road that crosses a main road or runs across country between main roads
he came by way of a crossroad2. oftenoun plural but singular or plural in construction : the place of intersection of two or more roads
traffic stalled at a crossroad
a remote crossroads hamlet
the … travelers reached a crossroads marked by a signpost — F.V.W.Mason3. usually plural but singular or plural in constructiona. : a small community located at a crossroads and often serving as the meeting place of the inhabitants of the surrounding countryside
the small general store at any crossroads — J.M.Mogey
physicians then were to be found … even at some of the crossroads — Journal American Medical Associationb. : a central meeting place : focal point
like Broadway for showmen or Wall Street for financiers, it is a crossroads for army men — Green Peyton
England will be uncomfortable while confusion lasts in Europe for a world crossroads community — Griffin Barry4. usually plural but singular or plural in construction : a crucial or critical point or place especially where a decision or choice must be made
it is generally realized that defense policy is at the crossroads — Lewis Hastings
* * */kraws"rohd', kros"-/, n.1. a road that crosses another road, or one that runs transversely to main roads.2. a by-road.3. Often, crossroads. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)a. the place where roads intersect.b. a point at which a vital decision must be made.c. a main center of activity.[1710-20; CROSS- + ROAD]
* * *crossˈroad noun1. A road crossing the principal road, a bypath2. A road joining main roads3. (often in pl) a place where roads cross4. (in pl) a stage at which an important decision has to be made• • •Main Entry: ↑cross
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
Look at other dictionaries:
Crossroad — Single par Ayumi Hamasaki extrait de l’album Love Songs Face A Crossroad Face B Seven Days War Sortie 22 septembre 2010 … Wikipédia en Français
Crossroad — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Crossroad (Cruce de caminos) puede hacer referencia a: El sexto álbum musical de Bon Jovi, Cross Road. El segundo álbum musical de Izhar Cohen, Crossroad. La compañía de anime, CROSSROAD. Obtenido de Crossroad… … Wikipedia Español
Crossroad B&B — (Белград,Сербия) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Gospodar Jevremova 41, Ста … Каталог отелей
Crossroad — Cross road ( r?d ), n. A road that crosses another; an obscure road intersecting or avoiding the main road. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
crossroad — I (intersection) noun confluence, conjuncture, crossway, crossing, crossways, four corners, interchange, intercrossing, intersecting road, intersection, joining road, junction, vertex II (turning point) noun calm before a storm, climacteric,… … Law dictionary
crossroad — 1719, from CROSS (Cf. cross) (adj.) + ROAD (Cf. road) … Etymology dictionary
crossroad — [krôs′rōd΄] n. 1. a road that crosses another road 2. a road that connects two or more main roads 3. [usually pl., with sing. v.] a) the place where two or more roads intersect, often the site of a rural settlement b) any center of congregation,… … English World dictionary
crossroad — noun Date: 1686 1. a road that crosses a main road or runs cross country between main roads 2. usually plural but singular or plural in construction a. the place of intersection of two or more roads b. (1) a small community located at such a… … New Collegiate Dictionary
crossroad — /kraws rohd , kros /, n. 1. a road that crosses another road, or one that runs transversely to main roads. 2. a by road. 3. Often, crossroads. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a. the place where roads intersect. b. a point at which a vital decision… … Universalium
crossroad — noun A road that crosses another … Wiktionary