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.
Recent Examples on the Web The lighthouse is on its own island, connected to the mainland via a rocky causeway that during times of high lake levels (like now) is covered in at least 6 inches of water. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 July 2021 The lake’s southern half, which is bisected from the much saltier and mostly birdless northern half by a railroad causeway, is currently sitting at about 15% salinity, higher than its 20-year average of 13%, said Stone. Sara Tabin, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 July 2021 Our first stop was Lane’s Island Preserve, a 45-acre Nature Conservancy sanctuary, set on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, connected by a causeway., 23 June 2021 The lighthouse is situated on its own island, accessible via a narrow causeway which is usually covered in at least a few inches of water. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 May 2021 And one of our largest manufacturing facilities - with over 200,000 square feet - is just over the causeway in Brunswick, where our bestselling product, Mozzarella Sticks, is made. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 10 June 2021 An entire life kept secret, like the one her father had once had with his second family, across the causeway. Rachel Heng, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 One of the most storied parklands in Southie, the causeway around Pleasure Bay, begins on the right., 26 May 2021 According to project documents released earlier in the planning and funding process, the project will create an offshore breakwater paralleling the causeway to the east. al, 10 May 2021

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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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“Causeway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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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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