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roadbed definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a bed supporting a road

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1840 1. a. the bed on which the ties, rails, and ballast of a railroad rest b. the ballast or the upper surface of the ballast on which the ties rest 2. a. the earth foundation of a road prepared for surfacing b. the part of the surface of a road traveled by vehicles

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the foundation structure of a railway. 2 the material laid down to form a road. 3 US the part of a road on which vehicles travel.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roadbed Road"bed`, n. In railroads, the bed or foundation on which the superstructure (ties, rails, etc.) rests; in common roads, the whole material laid in place and ready for travel.

Moby Thesaurus

Autobahn, L, US highway, alley, alleyway, arterial, arterial highway, arterial street, artery, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, belt highway, blind alley, boulevard, branch, bypass, byway, cable railway, camino real, carriageway, causeway, causey, chaussee, circumferential, close, cog railway, corduroy road, county road, court, crescent, cul-de-sac, dead-end street, dike, dirt road, drive, driveway, el, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, embankment, expressway, feeder, feeder line, freeway, gravel road, gravity-operated railway, highroad, highway, highways and byways, horse railway, interstate highway, junction, lane, light railroad, line, local road, main drag, main line, main road, metro, mews, monorail, motorway, parkway, pave, paved road, pike, place, plank road, primary highway, private road, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, rail, rail line, railroad, railway, right-of-way, ring road, road, roadway, route nationale, row, royal road, secondary road, sidetrack, siding, speedway, state highway, street, street railway, streetcar line, subway, superhighway, switchback, terminal, terminus, terrace, thoroughfare, through street, thruway, toll road, township road, track, tram, tramline, trestle, trolley line, trunk, trunk line, tube, turnout, turnpike, underground, wynd


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