footpath

noun
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 According to a California State Parks incident report, personnel from seven government agencies responded to the remote beach, whose entrance lay at the end of a half-mile footpath through mustard flower fields. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, "A boy was swept into the ocean. His story reveals the hidden danger of California’s sneaker waves," 1 May 2021 The eastern landing is on park property at the base of Seventh Sister Hill, with a road and footpath leading up to the castle, the eccentric, century-old home of the late actor William Gillette. courant.com, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 30 Apr. 2021 She was last seen with Paul Flores on a campus footpath leading to the dorms. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Longtime suspect in Kristin Smart disappearance arrested after 25 years," 13 Apr. 2021 The eastern landing is on park property at the base of Seventh Sister Hill, with a road and footpath leading up to the castle, the eccentric, century-old home of the late actor William Gillette. courant.com, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 19 Mar. 2021 The footpath takes walkers past gorgeous Nantucket homes and offers exceptional views of the ocean. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, "Nantucket Travel Guide," 26 Feb. 2021 When other bruins cross the odorous footpath, the sugar-rich, fruity fragrance becomes a breadcrumb trail that leads predators back to the same site. Ben Romans, Outdoor Life, "Idaho Black Bear Hunting Offers a Close-to-Home Adventure," 9 Mar. 2021 Online, the workers stumbled onto the four-foot-tall corridor while digging up a footpath ahead of the installation of underground cables. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "Contractors Discover Forgotten Medieval Tunnel Beneath Welsh Garden," 8 Mar. 2021 Their plan was simple: Shawn, 41, would hike down the narrow footpath, looking for a blacktail. Jr Sullivan, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: The Vanishing," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of footpath

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Footpath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footpath. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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footpath

noun

English Language Learners Definition of footpath

: a narrow path that people walk on

footpath

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

Kids Definition of footpath

: a path for walkers

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