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crossroad

[kraws-rohd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌroʊd, ˈkrɒs-/
noun
1.
a road that crosses another road, or one that runs transversely to main roads.
2.
a by-road.
3.
Often, crossroads. (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. the place where roads intersect.
  2. a point at which a vital decision must be made.
  3. a main center of activity.
Origin of crossroad
1710-1720
1710-20; cross- + road
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crossroads

/ˈkrɒsˌrəʊdz/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
an area or the point at which two or more roads cross each other
2.
the point at which an important choice has to be made (esp in the phrase at the crossroads)

crossroad

/ˈkrɒsˌrəʊd/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
a road that crosses another road
2.
Also called crossway. a road that crosses from one main road to another
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Word Origin and History for crossroads
n.

1795, in figurative sense of "a turning point, a moment of decision;" from crossroad. In U.S., used for "a crossroads and little more; small, dull town" by 1845.

crossroad

n.

1719, from cross (adj.) + road.

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