1. "a road junction at which traffic moves in one direction around a central island to reach one of the roads converging on it; a traffic circle."
- Literal. "Take a right on the first roundabout and the store is on the left."
2. "not saying what is meant clearly and directly; circumlocutory."
- After a long story where the beginning does not necessary connect to the end. "That was a roundabout way of bringing up the weather."
1. "an intersection of two or more roads."
- Literal. "When you are going east on Highway 1, take a right at the first crossroad after the lights."
2. "an intersection of two or more roads."
- Not literal, more like an point in time where there are different directions one could take. "She was at a crossroads in her life and she had to decide should she stay with John in their boring relationship, or should she try being single for the rest of university."