roadside etymology

English word roadside comes from English road, English -side

Detailed word origin of roadside

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
road English (eng) (US, Canada, sports, chiefly, attributive) At the venue of the opposing team or competitor; on the road. (US, railroads) A railway or (UK, railroads) a single railway track. [from 19th c.]. (figuratively) A path chosen in life or career. [from 17th c.]. (nautical, often, in the plural) A partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor. [from 14th c.]. [...]
-side English (eng) (chiefly, UK) Forms proper nouns naming the conurbation around a river.. Forms adjectives and adverbs describing position in relation to a dividing line or other separation.. Forms adjectives describing position next to or alongside an object.. Forms nouns describing the area alongside or around an object.
roadside English (eng) The area on either side of a road. Located next to (beside) a road.

Words with the same origin as roadside

Descendants of -side
bedside countryside