crossroads


crossroads
cross|roads [ˈkrɔsrəudz US ˈkro:sroudz] n plural crossroads
1.) a place where two roads meet and cross each other
→↑junction, T-junction ↑T-junction at the crossroads
Turn left at the next crossroads.
The car was approaching the crossroads.
2.) a time when someone has to make very important decisions which will affect their future
at a crossroads
Now farming is at a crossroads in the European Community.
a career crossroads
3.) an important or central place
at the crossroads
The city was ideally situated at the crossroads to the great trade centres of Europe.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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