on the road

Definitions

  • Small Wady, Five Hours Beyond Ed-doueÎg, on The Road to the Red Sea
    Small Wady, Five Hours Beyond Ed-doueÎg, on The Road to the Red Sea
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n on the road travelling about "they took the show on the road","they lost all their games on the road"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

On the Road to The Castle--1-11-026 On the Road to The Castle--1-11-026
AND ON THE BRIGHTON ROAD IN 1920 AND ON THE BRIGHTON ROAD IN 1920
COUNTRY-WOMEN SELLING BERRIES ON THE ROAD TO STOREN COUNTRY-WOMEN SELLING BERRIES ON THE ROAD TO STOREN
ON THE ROAD TO CASTLETON, JAMAICA ON THE ROAD TO CASTLETON, JAMAICA
soldier on the road soldier on the road

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, approximately 135 million cars travel every day on the streets, roads, and interstates.
    • On the road traveling or passing over a road; coming or going; traveling; on the way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On September 13th, 1916 an elephant that had killed a man was hanged until dead from a rail road crain in Erwin, Tennesee. On their first attempt the elephant fell to the ground. It was very sad.
    • On the road travelling
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Quotations

  • Silas Weir Mitchell
    Silas Weir Mitchell
    “It's easier traveling the road of life when I don't have so much to carry on my back.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”
  • Antonio Porchia
    Antonio Porchia
    “They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.”
  • Baron William Henry Beveridge
    Baron William Henry Beveridge
    “Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.”
  • Pythagoras
    Pythagoras
    “Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.”

Idioms

Get the show on the road - If you get the show on the road, you put a plan into operation or begin something.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rád, a riding—rád, pa.t. of rídan, to ride.

Usage

In literature:

Hardly anything else was talked about as neighbors met one another on the road or at the Burr Oak school-house on Sundays.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Boehm-Ermolli was fighting on the road to Lemberg from Mosciska.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The Sixth was to the right, its left resting on the road; the Seventh to the left, its right on the road.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
On the staircase is a bust of Count Woronzow, whose name is also commemorated in the road which runs on the east side of the houses.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
In spite of Begbie's justice, robberies occurred on the road and not a few murders.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
It was evident from the signs that the men had been having a hard time on the road.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
Engineers were hard at work on the roads; shell-holes were filled in and road trenches bridged.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Hallheimer stood on the road talking with the two teamsters who were helping with the moving.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
You had found a rope which had been dropped on the road by the half-breed, Jim McFann.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
A road was on our left; at least all the Bucktails in sight were on the right of the road.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
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In poetry:

If tender doubt delay her on the road,
Oh let her haste, to find that doubt belied!
If shame for love unworthily bestowed,
That shame shall melt in pride.
"The Return Of The Goddess" by James Bayard Taylor
Then all is peace and light this soul within;
Thus shall I walk with Thee, the loved Unseen;
Leaning on Thee, my God, guided along the road,
Nothing between.
"No, Not Despairingly Come I to Thee" by Horatius Bonar
Then hurries back the road it came—
Returns, on errand still the same;
This did it when the earth was new;
And this for evermore will do
As long as earth shall last.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
"TELL me, Singer, of the way
Winding down to Arcady?
Of the world's roads I am weary--
You, with song so brave and cheery,
Happy troubadour must be
On the way to Arcady?"
"To Arcady" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Wherein God's ponderous mercy hangs
On all my sins and me,
Because He does not take away
The terror from the tree
And stones still shine along the road
That are and cannot be.
"A Second Childhood" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Why I have presevered to shun
The common paths that others run,
And on a strange road journeyed on,
Heedless alike of wealth and power,
Of Glory's wreath and Pleasure's flower.
"Speak, God Of Visions" by Emily Jane Bronte

In news:

I can only imagine why a senseless action on June 6 transpired on the road in front of our home in Alpena.
The reinvigorated band returns with lessons learned on the ranch and on the road.
On its way to a possible end-of-the-season showdown with Greenwood for the Region 1-AAAA title, Laurens nearly slipped up against Hillcrest on the road last week.
The one time undisputed WWE/Heavyweight Champion is leaving the World of Wrestling on August 14th,2012 to go on the road with the "Uproar" tour.
On The Road To Olympic Gold, Kenyan Marathoners Fuel Up On Carbs.
The Hope College volleyball team swept Kalamazoo College 25-13, 25-14, 25-20 on Wednesday on the road.
Jack Kerouac 's beat classic 'On the Road' keeps rolling on 50 years later.
It was a day of firsts on Saturday for the Sacramento Kings, who picked up their first victory on the road and first three-game winning streak of the season.
The AIDS/ LifeCycle ride completed its week on the road on Saturday as 2,225 riders rolled into Los Angeles after the grueling seven-day trip down the California coast from San Francisco, which raised $12.6 million.
"On the Road" Trailer Loaded With Hugs, Jazz and Road.
Be on the lookout for 'blow-ups' on the road.
Cleveland hadn't won on the road since beating Indianapolis on Sept 18, 2011.
After wrapping the third season of his hit show " Louie " on the FX network, Louis CK is taking his stand-up tour on the road.
The Lakers dropped to 0-4 on the road and 6-7 on the season as the Grizzlies (9-2) continued their early season impressive form.
The Mayne Event reports on a new weapon Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll used this week to try to get his guys back to the future of winning on the road.
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In science:

Both DØ and CDF showed “steps on the road to rediscovering top” and both experiments have candidate events.
Summary and Highlights of the 14th Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics (HCP2002)
Pre-stellar cores are clearly a key stage on the road to star formation.
The Structure of Cold Molecular Cloud Cores
Although most of the empirical data sets have been collected at multi-lane highways, we have performed our simulations on a single-lane road in order to reduce the number of adjustable parameters.
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
As an additional difficulty mostly aggregated data have been analyzed which are known to be largely dependent on the road conditions, e.g., the capacity of an upstream bottleneck. A number of results, however, is of general nature as we will discuss below.
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
More generally, Schweizer’s detailed, multi-waveband studies of specific merger remnants, whose appearance suggested that they were on the road to becoming ellipticals, advanced Toomre’s merger theory (see Schweizer (1998) and references therein).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
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