park·​way | \ ˈpärk-ˌwā How to pronounce parkway (audio) \

Definition of parkway

: a broad landscaped thoroughfare

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For the latest road closures, visit the parkways open/closed status page at Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Blue Ridge Parkway has flooding, fallen trees, damaged trails, due to record rainfall," 1 June 2018 Video shows Dansberry stagger back onto the parkway at 6400 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and collapse after the teen thrust the knife at her once, leaving a nearly 4-inch-deep wound in her chest. Megan Crepeau,, "Teen girl pleads guilty to fatally stabbing 15-year-old girl on South Side in 2016," 2 Apr. 2018 As a result, the report said, homeless men and women often are forced to use streets, alleyways and parkways to relieve themselves. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "Homeless people lack bathrooms in Sacramento. Here's where they may get new facilities," 3 July 2018 Spots along the parkways would be marked with numbers on the pavement, rather than ugly parking meters or posts. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Welcome to your Milwaukee County parks — now cough up some money to park," 8 Feb. 2018 Milwaukee County parks officials want to prevent drones from swarming parks and parkways and creating safety problems in those public places. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drone operators raise concerns about Milwaukee County's proposed ban of devices in parks and parkways," 22 June 2018 The middle span will have a pair of eastbound lanes for the parkway and the north span will carry a pair of westbound lanes. Kevin Spear,, "Wekiva River bridges will be massive but sensitive to environment," 25 Jan. 2018 This parkway in particular was engineered by a landscape architect to maximize the surrounding beauty and is now even recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Juliet Izon, Woman's Day, "The 12 Most Scenic Drives in the Country to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP," 4 Dec. 2018 Last year, Lincolnwood workers planted 147 trees in village parks and parkways. Genevieve Bookwalter,, "Lincolnwood again named arbor foundation 'Tree City'," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of parkway

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parkway was in 1875

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English Language Learners Definition of parkway

US : a wide road with trees and grass along the sides and often in the middle


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Kids Definition of parkway

: a broad landscaped highway

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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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