access road

ac·cess road
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ses rohd]
    • /ˈæk sɛs roʊd/
    • /ˈækses rəʊd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ses rohd]
    • /ˈæk sɛs roʊd/

Definitions of access road words

  • countable noun access road An access road is a road which enables traffic to reach a particular place or area. 3
  • noun access road a road providing a means of entry into a region or of approach to another road, esp a motorway 3
  • noun access road a road that provides access to a specific destination, as to a main highway or to a property that lies within another property. 1
  • noun access road slip road on a motorway 1
  • noun access road special, express route 1
  • noun access road A road giving entry to a region or, especially, to a motorway. 0

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Origin of access road

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45

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Parts of speech for Access road


access road popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

access road usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for access road

noun access road

  • frontage road — a local road that runs parallel to an expressway, providing access to roadside stores and businesses; a service road.
  • slip road — A slip road is a road which cars use to drive on and off a motorway.

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