Definition of crossroads in English:

crossroads

Line breaks: cross|roads
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒsrəʊdz
 
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noun (plural same)

  • 1An intersection of two or more roads: Donna accelerated, seeing a crossroads ahead the jeep sped on towards the crossroads
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    • At roundabouts, zebra crossings, crossroads and traffic lights, rear-end shunts can cause serious injury and, in some extreme cases, death.
    • He analysed accidents at urban priority crossroads and staggered intersections.
    • Villagers are to be given the chance to have their say over £1.8m plans to reduce the death toll at a crossroads where two major roads meet near Selby.
  • 1.1 (crossroad) North American A road that crosses a main road or joins two main roads.
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    • As they turned right at a corner the road widened and a crossroad loomed out from the darkness, the same one they had passed that morning.
    • Each one jogged down the road to the four-way crossroad.
    • There was grass on either side of the road, until they got down to the crossroad, the road split into three.
  • 2A point at which a crucial decision must be made which will have far-reaching consequences: by 1998 I was at the crossroads
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    • At the crossroads of a profound and complex political crisis, a new cabinet is finally formed.
    • Thus, without a word of dialogue or a note of music, he has conveyed the change that this woman is about to undergo at the crossroads of her life.
    • But then there was a time when he found himself at the crossroads - mainstream cinema was not accepting him and his versatility was not finding any creative route to expression.

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