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

Definition of parkway

: a broad landscaped thoroughfare

Examples of parkway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That the parkway is an imminent threat to either Split Oak Forest, which straddles the Orange-Osceola line, or adjoining neighborhoods is blamed widely on Florida’s growth mismanagement. Kevin Spear,, "Will expressway cut through Split Oak Forest, or go around? Authority to decide this week," 11 Dec. 2019 Speed limits had been reduced on a number of state parkways and highways. Michael Gold, New York Times, "Snow and Rain Create Sloppy Rush Hour," 2 Dec. 2019 Hunt was arrested in Nashville early Thursday morning after police responded to a report of a car driving the wrong way on a parkway. Tyler Aquilina,, "Sam Hunt apologizes after DUI arrest: 'It won't happen again'," 22 Nov. 2019 Maestri-Howes was thrown from the SUV and landed on the side of the parkway for northbound traffic, state police said. Christine Dempsey,, "State police: Woman dies after she was thrown onto Merritt Parkway during crash," 11 Nov. 2019 Travel tip: Though many drive the parkway in fall for its dramatic foliage, the route inspires no less awe in other seasons—especially spring, when wild ginger, trout lily, and jack-in-the-pulpit wildflowers bloom. National Geographic, "Here are 10 of the world’s most spectacular road trips," 13 Sep. 2019 The project became a model for other parkways in the city and beyond. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, "When W. E. B. Du Bois Made a Laughingstock of a White Supremacist," 19 Aug. 2019 Upon arrival, families can set their radios to 87.9 FM and slowly drive the two-mile round-trip parkway for the optimal experience. Houston Chronicle, "Musical lights, holiday market coming to Meridiana," 23 Nov. 2019 Several minutes later, Ghaisar pulled off the parkway and stopped a second time. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "Pain still prominent two years after police shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar," 17 Nov. 2019

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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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9 Jan 2020

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“Parkway.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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