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  1. (obsolete) The act of riding on horseback. [9th-17th c.]
  2. (obsolete) A hostile ride against a particular area; a raid. [9th-19th c.]
  3. (plural) A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. [from 14th c.]
  4. A way used for travelling between places, originally one wide enough to allow foot passengers and horses to travel, now usually one surfaced with asphalt or concrete and designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. [from 16th c.]
  5. (figuratively) A path chosen in life or career. [from 17th c.]
  6. An underground tunnel in a mine. [from 18th c.]
  7. (US, rail transport) A railway or (Britain, rail transport) a single railway track. [from 19th c.]
  8. (obsolete) A journey, or stage of a journey.
  9. A way or route.
  1. (US, Canada, sports, chiefly attributive) At the venue of the opposing team or competitor; on the road.
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