a hard surface built for vehicles to travel on
公路干线；大 / 支路
a main/major/minor road
a country/mountain road
They live just along/up/down the road (= further on the same road) .
The house is on a very busy road.
He was walking along the road when he was attacked.
It takes about five hours by road (= driving) .
It would be better to transport the goods by rail rather than by road .
Take the first road on the left and then follow the signs.
We parked on a side road .
公路交通事故 / 安全；道路使用者
used in names of roads, especially in towns
35 York Road
the way to achieving sth
to be on the road to recovery
We have discussed privatization, but we would prefer not to go down that particular road .
at some time in the future
There are certain to be more job losses further down the road.
a last alcoholic drink before you leave a party, etc.
travelling, especially for long distances or periods of time
The band has been on the road for six months.
of a car
in good condition so that it can be legally driven
It will cost about £500 to get the car back on the road.
moving from place to place, and having no permanent home
Life on the road can be very hard.
it is not enough to intend to do good things; you must actually do them
to start a journey/trip
to start an activity or a journey
Let's get this show on the road!
Roads and streets
In a town or city, street is the most general word for a road with houses and buildings on one or both sides.
a street map of London
Street is not used for roads between towns, but streets in towns are often called Road .
Mile End Road
A road map of France would show you the major routes between, around and through towns and cities.
Other words used in the names of streets include: Circle , Court , Crescent , Drive , Hill and Way . Avenue suggests a wide street lined with trees. A lane is a narrow street between buildings or, in BrE , a narrow country road.
The high street
High street is used in BrE , especially as a name, for the main street of a town, where most shops, banks, etc. are.
the record store in the High Street
high street shops
In NAmE Main Street is often used as a name for this street.
British and American English use different words for the roads that connect towns and cities. Motorways , (for example, the M57) in BrE , freeways , highways or interstates , (for example State Route 347, Interstate 94, the Long Island Expressway) in NAmE , are large divided roads built for long-distance traffic to avoid towns.
ring road（英国英语）/ outer belt（北美英语）指为减少市中心的交通流量修建的环城公路。在北美英语中亦可叫做beltway，不过该词通常指华盛顿市的环城公路。bypass指不穿越市中心，绕过城市的旁道。
A ring road ( BrE ) / an outer belt ( NAmE ) is built around a city or town to reduce traffic in the centre. This can also be called a beltway in NAmE , especially when it refers to the road around Washington D.C. A bypass passes around a town or city rather than through the centre.