green·​way ˈgrēn-ˌwā How to pronounce greenway (audio)
: a corridor of undeveloped land preserved for recreational use or environmental protection

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The house stands along a greenway system that Gwinnett County is building and will become a historical site along one of the trails, Hughes said. Alia Malik, ajc, 10 Feb. 2022 But even when the entire length of the greenway is connected, that likely won’t be the primary way it’s used. Michael Venutolo-mantovani, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Sep. 2021 Anyone trying to find the newest hike-and-bike greenway trails in Bexar County has probably looked for a map online to plan their day trip. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Feb. 2023 The work should wrap up next spring, said Tristan Hill, Razorback Greenway Alliance's greenway manager. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 24 Dec. 2022 The developer will have to build a greenway path along the length of the property and meet the city’s inclusionary housing requirements with onsite affordable housing, if MLR Ventures decides to develop housing on the site. oregonlive, 13 Dec. 2022 Known for its laidback, outdoorsy vibe, the town's popular Swamp Rabbit Trail offers a 22-mile bicycling greenway. Karla Pope, Country Living, 5 Feb. 2023 The Portland Bureau of Transportation encourages bicyclists to use Northwest Flanders Street, a neighborhood greenway that incorporates safer infrastructure. oregonlive, 15 Jan. 2023 The desire for a greenway, backed by Republican and Democrat representatives on the task force, has emerged over the course of 10 meetings in the past year. Gavin Good, Chicago Tribune, 22 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greenway was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Greenway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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