sidewalk

noun
side·​walk | \ ˈsīd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce sidewalk (audio) \

Definition of sidewalk

: a usually paved walk for pedestrians at the side of a street

Examples of sidewalk in a Sentence

Bicycles are not allowed on the sidewalk.
Recent Examples on the Web The victim was walking with three other people when he was struck on Grand Avenue by a car that was driven onto the sidewalk at a high rate of speed, the Falmouth Police Department said in a statement on Facebook. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2021 Gradually, the water breaches the curbs and flows onto the sidewalk. Justin Beal, Curbed, 11 Sep. 2021 One woman briefly argued with a police officer who asked her to step out of the road and onto the sidewalk. Eliza Fawcett And Alex Putterman, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Sep. 2021 One woman briefly argued with a police officer who asked her to step out of the road and onto the sidewalk. Alex Putterman, courant.com, 5 Sep. 2021 The driver rode onto the sidewalk and made a left turn, striking the passenger side of the squad car, according to COPA records. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 1 Sep. 2021 The seam rips on one of her bags, and smaller paper bags fall out of it, onto the sidewalk. Rebecca Makkai, Harper's Magazine, 17 Aug. 2021 The sprinkler head along the driveway is watering the concrete; tall grass is pushing back spray, and water flowing onto the sidewalk is a clear sign of overwatering. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Aug. 2021 Javier Sanchez was among those who moved his stall onto the sidewalk when the swap meet closed. Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sidewalk

1739, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2021

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“Sidewalk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sidewalk. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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sidewalk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sidewalk

: a usually concrete path along the side of a street for people to walk on

sidewalk

noun
side·​walk | \ ˈsīd-ˌwȯk How to pronounce sidewalk (audio) \

Kids Definition of sidewalk

: a usually paved walk at the side of a street or road

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