cause·​way | \ ˈkȯz-ˌwā How to pronounce causeway (audio) \

Definition of causeway

1 : a raised way across wet ground or water
2 : highway especially : one of ancient Roman construction in Britain

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Examples of causeway in a Sentence

The island is linked by a causeway to the mainland.

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Despite these initial problems, Mission Albany achieved its goals, including securing both causeways to Utah Beach. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Return of 'That’s All, Brother': The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion," 4 June 2019 Cyclists currently must ride along a high-speed, two-lane road to get to the causeway. Tony Bizjak And Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Toll lanes on the Yolo Causeway? State begins tackling I-80 bottlenecks with creative ideas," 4 June 2018 That was long before the lake was bisected by a causeway, in the early years of the 20th century when Lake Lucerne was a pretty spiffy place to have a home. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, "Lake Eola swans had mighty fierce forefather," 24 June 2018 But about 30 seconds in, a wave of vibrations spawned by the rocket's massive engines washed over the causeway. Mike Wall,, "A Fireball and a Wall of Sound: What NASA's Epic Solar Probe Launch Felt Like," 14 Aug. 2018 There's evidence of formal links between cities during earlier periods in Maya history in the form of elevated roads called causeways. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "What 61,000 hidden structures reveal about Maya civilization," 28 Sep. 2018 But most of the causeways that show up on the survey link cities that rose to prominence between 1000 BCE and 250 CE. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "What 61,000 hidden structures reveal about Maya civilization," 28 Sep. 2018 Viewing may be limited to public parks and causeways at night because many restaurants and even bars in the area that are usually open could be closed by liftoff time. Paul Brinkmann,, "SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night," 4 June 2018 The mapping tool also revealed how a network of roads and causeways connected Mayan cities in that region. Maria Clark,, "Tulane researchers help discover vast network of Mayan cities in the Guatemalan jungle," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of causeway

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for causeway

Middle English cauciwey, from cauci + wey way

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English Language Learners Definition of causeway

: a raised road or path that goes across wet ground or water


cause·​way | \ ˈkȯz-ˌwā How to pronounce causeway (audio) \

Kids Definition of causeway

: a raised road or way across wet ground or water

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