main road

Definitions of main road
  1. noun
    a major road for any form of motor transport
    synonyms: highway
    see moresee less
    examples:
    Appian Way
    an ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to Brindisi; begun in 312 BC
    Flaminian Way
    an ancient Roman road in Italy built by Gaius Flaminius in 220 BC; extends north from Rome to cisalpine Gaul
    types:
    show 9 types...
    hide 9 types...
    arterial road
    a major or main route
    beltway, bypass, ring road, ringway
    a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
    divided highway, dual carriageway
    a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions
    expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway
    a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    highroad, trunk road
    a highway
    interstate, interstate highway
    one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
    autobahn
    an expressway in a German-speaking country
    autostrada
    an expressway in an Italian-speaking country
    toll road, turnpike
    an expressway on which tolls are collected
    type of:
    road, route
    an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
Word Family