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

Other Words from causeway

causeway transitive verb

Examples of causeway in a Sentence

The island is linked by a causeway to the mainland.
Recent Examples on the Web The Nome project will extend the causeway and double the port’s depth to about 40 feet, opening the area to bigger ships, a higher volume of goods and more research and tourism. Lindsay Wise, WSJ, 24 Sep. 2022 The fireworks are shot from barges on Lake Hamilton near the causeway on Central Avenue, opposite the DoubleTree by Hilton Hot Springs. Arkansas Online, 31 Aug. 2022 Until the causeway was built in 1954, no road connected Holy Island to the mainland. Stephen Castle,, 27 Aug. 2022 Near the causeway across the reservoir was a barricaded turnoff. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 15 Aug. 2022 One need only look to the Great Salt Lake’s north arm, which is cut off from freshwater sources due to a railroad causeway, to see the impacts of spiked salinity. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Cheaper solutions have been discussed, including barriers across the causeway. Stephen Castle,, 27 Aug. 2022 Footen had to lug his heavy boat — laden with camera equipment, instrumentation, and enough provisions for the dayslong trip — over a rocky railroad causeway bisecting the lake. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2022 The causeway is also being rebuilt as part of a deal announced last year between Sandusky and the park. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 15 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 27 Sep. 2022.

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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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