Part of speech: noun

A place where roads cross; often marked by a settlement.

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Usage examples "crossroads":

  1. And not only were they immensely pleased and amused and interested- and to achieve that at a crossroads church was in itself a triumph to be proud of- but I knew that every listener was given an impulse toward doing something for himself and for others, and that with at least some of them the impulse would materialize in acts. - "Acres of Diamonds", Russell H. Conwell.
  2. " Ump," I replied; " he left us at the crossroads." - "Dwellers in the Hills", Melville Davisson Post.
  3. When they came to the crossroads, where one road led to the church and the other into the boundless world beyond, Eloise leaned far out to wave a fluttering bit of white in farewell. - "Flower of the Dusk", Myrtle Reed.