side·walk | \ ˈsīd-ˌwȯk \

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

It's expected to be finished in July, along with sidewalks and curbs around the building. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New addition to Ixonia Elementary School should be ready for the upcoming school year," 9 July 2018 The first shows were bands playing on a sidewalk by the green to about 100 people. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Southington Summer Concerts A Big Hit," 13 July 2018 There are additional plans by the Town/Lions to fully extend the paver sidewalks, improve the playground drainage and refurbish the Lions’ drinking fountain. The Aegis, "Pavilion installed at Shamrock Park, equipment improved," 13 July 2018 The extension of Corporate Boulevard would match up to how Corporate is now, with 39 feet of pavement and a 5-foot sidewalk on both sides of the street. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora council approves final part of West Corporate Center," 13 July 2018 More sidewalks in Oak Forest will be repaired this summer than the original plan called for after the city allocated an additional $20,000 toward the project last week. Gregory Tejeda, Daily Southtown, "Oak Forest to spend $20K more on sidewalk repairs this summer," 13 July 2018 On Saturday, the annual Berkley Street Art Fest will run 11 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be professional and aspiring chalk artists beautifying the sidewalks with their creations, as well as commissioned artists painting new murals on downtown buildings. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Artist with special needs brightens up Berkley with chalk drawings," 12 July 2018 April Thomason, 46, is accused of killing Stephanie Collins on Sept. 16, 2015, as the 49-year-old woman was walking with her friend on a Key West sidewalk., "Dental Hygienist Allegedly Fatally Rammed Woman with Her Mercedes — and Said God Made Her Do It," 12 July 2018 Police are barred from searching for concealed weapons on public property, so the city agreed to privatize some sidewalks in the Westport Community Improvement District. Bill Turque, kansascity, "City Hall, Westport dispute who is to blame for security delays," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of sidewalk

1739, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sidewalk was in 1739

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English Language Learners Definition of sidewalk

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


side·walk | \ ˈsīd-ˌwȯk \

Kids Definition of sidewalk

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

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