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[rohd-sahyd] /ˈroʊdˌsaɪd/
the side or border of the road; wayside.
on or near the side of a road.
Origin of roadside
1705-15; road + side1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And by the roadside, quite alone and deserted, stood a large new motor-car.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • A quail whistled from the tangle of blackberry briars by the roadside.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • He was shut off from communication with his wife and family, isolated in a little hut standing by the roadside, his sentry box.

    Civilization Ellen Newbold La Motte
  • Hope, bidding Neal wait for him on the roadside, entered the house.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • By the roadside, or rather the sidewalk, were sitting on their bags some hardy, weather-beaten looking men.

    The Falling Flag Edward M. Boykin
Word Origin and History for roadside

1744, from road (n.) + side (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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