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Road vs. Alley

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Roadnoun

(obsolete) The act of riding on horseback.

Alleynoun

A narrow street or passageway, especially one through the middle of a block giving access to the rear of lots or buildings.

‘The parking lot to my friend's apartment building is in the alley.’;

Roadnoun

(obsolete) A hostile ride against a particular area; a raid.

Alleynoun

(baseball) The area between the outfielders.

‘He hit one deep into the alley.’;

Roadnoun

A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor.

Alleynoun

(bowling) An establishment where bowling is played.

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Roadnoun

A way used for travelling between places, originally one wide enough to allow foot passengers and horses to travel, now (US) usually one surfaced with asphalt or concrete and designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. In the UK both senses are heard: a country road is the same as a country lane.

Alleynoun

(tennis) The extra area between the sidelines or tramlines on a tennis court that is used for doubles matches.

Roadnoun

(figuratively) A path chosen in life or career.

Alleynoun

A walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes.

Roadnoun

An underground tunnel in a mine.

Alleynoun

A passageway between rows of pews in a church.

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Roadnoun

A railway or a single railway track.

Alleynoun

(perspective drawing) Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.

Roadnoun

(obsolete) A journey, or stage of a journey.

Alleynoun

The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.

Roadnoun

A way or route.

Alleynoun

A glass marble or taw.

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Roadadjective

At the venue of the opposing team or competitor; on the road.

Alleynoun

A narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way.

‘I know each lane and every alley green.’;

Roadnoun

A journey, or stage of a journey.

‘With easy roads he came to Leicester.’;

Alleynoun

A narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street.

Roadnoun

An inroad; an invasion; a raid.

Alleynoun

A passageway between rows of pews in a church.

Roadnoun

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.’;

Alleynoun

Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.

Roadnoun

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].’; ‘My hat and wig will soon be here,They are upon the road.’; ‘The highway robber - road agent he is quaintly called.’;

Alleynoun

The space between two rows of compositors' stands in a printing office.

Roadnoun

an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Alleynoun

A choice taw or marble.

Roadnoun

a way or means to achieve something;

‘the road to fame’;

Alleynoun

a narrow street with walls on both sides

Roadadjective

taking place over public roads;

‘road racing’;

Alleynoun

a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins

Roadadjective

working for a short time in different places;

‘itinerant laborers’; ‘a road show’; ‘traveling salesman’; ‘touring company’;

Alley

An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passageway, often reserved for pedestrians, which usually runs between, behind, or within buildings in the older parts of towns and cities. It is also a rear access or service road (back lane), or a path, walk, or avenue (French allée) in a park or garden.A covered alley or passageway, often with shops, may be called an arcade.

Roadnoun

a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles can use

‘a country road’; ‘the shipment of freight by road’; ‘a road accident’; ‘they live at 15 Park Road’;

Roadnoun

the part of a road intended for vehicles, especially in contrast to a verge or pavement

‘Clara had to walk in the road to avoid black plastic rubbish sacks’;

Roadnoun

a regular trade route for a particular commodity

‘the Silk Road across Asia to the West’;

Roadnoun

an underground passage or gallery in a mine

‘he had to work in a road about six feet wide’;

Roadnoun

a railroad.

Roadnoun

a railway track, especially as clear (or otherwise) for a train to proceed

‘they waited for a clear road at Hellifield Junction’;

Roadnoun

a series of events or a course of action that will lead to a particular outcome

‘he's well on the road to recovery’;

Roadnoun

a particular course or direction taken or followed

‘the low road of apathy and alienation’;

Roadnoun

a partly sheltered stretch of water near the shore in which ships can ride at anchor

‘Boston Roads’;

Road

A road is a wide way leading from one place to another, especially one with a specially prepared surface which vehicles can use. Roads consist of one or two roadways (British English: carriageways), each with one or more lanes and any associated sidewalks (British English: pavement) and road verges.

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