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crossroads (n.)

plural of crossroad (q.v.). By 1795 in the figurative sense of "a turning point, a moment of decision;" earlier than the literal sense "point where two roads intersect." Formerly the prescribed burial place for suicides. In U.S., used for "a crossroads and little more; small, dull town" by 1845.

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Definitions of crossroads from WordNet

crossroads (n.)
a community of people smaller than a village;
Synonyms: hamlet
crossroads (n.)
a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made;
Synonyms: juncture / critical point
crossroads (n.)
a point where a choice must be made;
Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology
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