We have all seen a crossroad: an intersection where all the different roads come together. When the same word adopts a figurative sense, it refers to a crucial point at which a vital decision must be made. We often find ourselves in such situations: where our choice will determine our future. This situation is depicted by the picture above and highlighted in the usage as well.

The dictionary definitions for Crossroads are as follows:

1. A road that intersects another road.
2. Crossroads (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A place where two or more roads meet.
b. A small, usually rural community situated at an intersection of two or more roads: asked for directions at a remote crossroads.
c. A place that is centrally located.
d. A crucial point.

Masters tip to learn Crossroad:
CROSSROAD = At the CROSS of the road, that is smack in the centre, thinking which way should adopt.

PLEASE NOTE:
The following is an extract from The Guardian used for educational purposes:  ‘The future of conservation is at a crossroads. If we take decisive action now, we will be rewarded with a natural environment far richer than it is today.)’
Read further on:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/02/conservation-crossroads

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