foot·​path | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌpath How to pronounce footpath (audio) , -ˌpäth \

Definition of footpath

: a narrow path for pedestrians

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Examples of footpath in a Sentence

a footpath winding through the garden found the footpath leading down into the valley
Recent Examples on the Web The Ice Age Trail is truly a Wisconsin treasure — a 1,000-mile footpath completely within the state of Wisconsin that highlights several geological features that were carved out when a glacier melted 12,000 years ago. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 29 July 2022 Readers specifically mention the nearby Chestnut Hill Reservoir, with benches scattered along a footpath circling the water. Maya Homan,, 26 July 2022 The broadcaster says video captured prior to the shooting purportedly shows Yamagami scanning his surroundings while standing near a footpath behind Abe. Greg Norman, Fox News, 8 July 2022 At the northern edge of the park, a shortcut leads to the Lone Star Hiking Trail, dubbed the longest continuous footpath in Texas, which offers nearly 100 miles of Pineywoods hiking. Outside Online, 17 June 2021 Responding officers found five people shot on a footpath just under the Madison Avenue Bridge, said NYPD Chief Brian McGee, commanding officer of Detective Borough Manhattan North, at a morning press conference. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 21 June 2022 The Virginia Creeper Trail is a former Native American footpath (once used by Daniel Boone) and early 1900s rail line whose steam engine trains once delivered lumber to thriving Virginia and North Carolina sawmills. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 With his father’s dog tags around his neck, carrying a 60-pound backpack, Adam Tarlin stepped onto the footpath—and into a new self. Dan Koeppel, Outside Online, 5 Sep. 2019 Leo plays the consummate host, greeting guests, accompanying them to their rooms, and carrying out regular security patrols of the property, which sits right on the main footpath, and has tourists walking by every minute. Julia Buckley, CNN, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of footpath

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Footpath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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foot·​path | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌpath How to pronounce footpath (audio) , -ˌpäth \

Kids Definition of footpath

: a path for walkers

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