cause·way | \ˈkȯz-ˌwā \

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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Best reports have come from Gibbs Point in 20 feet of water, but fishing around the Cawker City causeway and Wally World are also good bets. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Heat has slowed action on some lakes, but not all," 13 June 2018 Anchored off the Vendée coast about 53 miles southwest of Nantes, the island of Noirmoutier is connected to the mainland by an ancient causeway called the Passage du Gois. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Small Island Where the Tour de France Begins Is Actually a Vacationer's Paradise," 3 July 2018 For $33 per person, sightseers will get a 15-minute ride above the Surrounded Islands, a 45-minute bus ride over causeways near the islands and a 90-minute boat tour through Biscayne Bay. Joe Starita, miamiherald, "1983: Christo's army surrounds 10 islands," 29 May 2018 Paul Chettle, who lives near the Las Olas Boulevard causeway to the barrier island, was one of the eight, criticizing Feldman for adding the units back and calling for commissioners to sack the city manager. Meryl Kornfield,, "Fort Lauderdale city manager defying mayor's call to move on," 23 June 2018 White bass – excellent lakewide with good numbers of larger fish found west of the causeway and in Walnut Creek. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Prospects should improve if the winds stay calm," 7 Mar. 2018 The barrier on the side of the causeway, the southernmost stretch of Interstate 45, is about waist-high. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "He fell 40 feet from a bridge taking a selfie. Then Texas cops found the warrant," 20 June 2018 Due in no small part to the security considerations of the summit, the two leaders will be meeting at the Capella Hotel on the island resort of Sentosa, which is connected to the rest of Singapore by a cable car and causeway. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Meet Sentosa, the Island Resort Hosting the Trump-Kim Summit," 11 June 2018 These pontoons, one of scores of innovations developed for the invasion, can also be put together to form floating wharves and causeways. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2017

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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


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Kids Definition of causeway

: a raised road or way across wet ground or water

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