Definition of crossroads noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkrɒsrəʊdz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɔːsroʊdz//
(pl. crossroads) Types of road
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  • a place where two roads meet and cross each other At the next crossroads, turn right. (figurative) He has reached a career crossroads (= he must decide which way to go next in his career). see also intersection, junction See related entries: Types of road
  • Extra examples I knew I was at the crossroads of my career. Turn right at the next crossroads. We are standing at an important crossroads in the history of Europe. He has reached a career crossroads.Idioms at an important point in somebody’s life or development
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crossroads