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Collins Spanish Dictionary- Complete & Unabridged
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road

[rǝʊd]

  1. N

    1. (residential: Road) calle f; (=main road) carretera f; (=route) camino m; (=surface) firme m; (=roadway, not pavement) calzada f

    2. (fig)

      Rome

    3. **

      (fig) (=way)

    4. roads (Naut) (=roadstead) rada fsing

  2. CPD

Examples from texts

The road ran along treeless ridgetops, dropped into a shadowed canyon, and climbed out across a flat expanse of high desert so that it was half an hour before Dave turned onto a graveled county road and the ranch finally came into view.
El camino avanzaba entre riscos sin árboles, bajaba a un desfiladero sombrío y cruzaba una chata extensión desértica, así que pasó media hora hasta que Dave viró hacia una carretera de grava y apareció el rancho.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
He pulled off the road into a grove of plum trees. The canopy of branches and leaves hid the car.
Se desvió de la carretera y dejó el coche en una arboleda de ciruelos cuyas ramas y hojas ocultaban el coche.
Kava, Alex / A Perfect EvilKava, Alex / Bajo Sospecha
Bajo Sospecha
Kava, Alex
A Perfect Evil
Kava, Alex
© S.M. Kava 2000
I remember that my father turned his eyes from the road to look at him.
Recuerdo que mi padre desvió la vista de la carretera para mirarlo.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
Espinoza got nervous and concentrated on the road.
Espinoza se puso nervioso y se concentró en la carretera.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
A permanent observatory for the monitoring of road, rail and combined traffic in the Alpine region shall be set up as soon as this Agreement enters into force.
A partir de la entrada en vigor del presente Acuerdo se establecerá un Observatorio permanente para el seguimiento del tráfico por carretera, por ferrocarril y combinado en la región alpina.
But the dirt road ended in Sonoita and from there they took Route 83 to Interstate 10, which brought them straight to Tucson.
La carretera no pavimentada, sin embargo, acababa en Sonoita y desde allí cogieron la carretera 83 hasta la autopista 10 que los llevó directo a Tucson.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
The variegated light pouring through the branches of the willows and pines made seeing his way difficult. He almost missed the dirt road cutting off to his left.
La luz que se colaba entre los sauces y pinos dificultaba la visibilidad; de hecho, casi pasó de largo el desvío de tierra que quedaba a su izquierda.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
Qhuinn walked along the side of the road, his duffel slapping his ass as he put one foot in front of the other.
Qhuinn caminaba por un lado del camino, con la mochila golpeándole el trasero a cada paso que daba.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
The two officers watch Lupe, who has walked a few yards away from the road, into a stony yellow landscape with darker patches, minuscule plants colored a nauseating brownish-purple-green.
Los dos patrulleros miran a Lupe, que se interna unos metros fuera de la carretera, por un paisaje rocoso y amarillo en donde de tanto en tanto sobresalen manchas más oscuras, plantas minúsculas y de un color marrón verde lila que encoge el estómago.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
Whereas Council Directive 92/6/EEC (6) requires the installation and use of speed limitation devices in certain categories of road vehicles;
Considerando que la Directiva 92/6/CEE (6) requiere la instalación y utilización de dispositivos de limitación de velocidad en determinadas categorías de vehículos a motor;
The ranch was about three hundred feet from the highway, and the orange stand, an old cart with an awning and big wooden wheels, stood by the side of the road, tended by two Mexican kids.
El ranchito estaba a unos cien metros de la carretera y el puesto de las naranjas, una vieja carretela con toldo, de grandes ruedas de madera, estaba junto al arcén, atendido por dos niños mexicanos.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Undertakings wishing to engage in the occupation of road transport operator shall:
Las empresas que deseen ejercer la profesión de transportista por carretera deberán:
The access road ended at a twelve - foot high - barrier of chain link.
El camino de acceso terminaba en una barrera formada por una verja de alambre entrelazado de cuatro metros de alto.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
The county road cuts across the face of the bluff like a scar.
La carretera del condado atraviesa la ladera del acantilado como una cicatriz.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons
A blue, airport-type limousine is parked diagonally, blocking the road.
Cierra el paso una limusina azul aparcada diagonalmente.
Simmons, Dan / Phases of GravitySimmons, Dan / Fases de Gravedad
Fases de Gravedad
Simmons, Dan
© 1991 Ediciones В S.A.
© 1989 by Dan Simmons
Phases of Gravity
Simmons, Dan
© 1989, 2001 by Dan Simmons

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road1/6
rǝʊdFeminine nouncalle; carretera; camino; firme; calzadaExamples

at the 23rd kilometre on the Valencia road — en el kilómetro 23 de la carretera de Valencia
road narrows — estrechamiento de la calzada
road up — cerrado por obras
across the road — al otro lado de la calle
she lives across the road from us — vive en frente de nosotros
by road — por carretera
to hold the road — agarrar, tener buena adherencia
to be off the road — estar fuera de circulación
to be on the road — estar en camino; ser viajante de comercio; (, ) estar de gira
the dog was wandering on the road — el perro iba andando por mitad de la calzada
he shouldn't be allowed on the road — no deberían permitirle conducir
my car is on the road again — he vuelto a poner mi coche en circulación
to take the road — ponerse en camino (to X para ir a X)
to take to the road — ponerse en camino
the road to Teruel — el camino de Teruel

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Collocations

road network
red de carreteras
road safety
seguridad vial
bypass road
desvío
road map
hoja de ruta
main road
carretera
road accident
accidente de tráfico
road network
red vial
road surface
firme
ring road
ronda
road accident
accidente
road accident
accidente de carretera
side of the road
arcén
on the road
asfalto
ring road
circunvalación
on the road
en el asfalto

Word forms

road

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseroadroads
Possessive caseroad'sroads'