walk·​way | \ ˈwȯk-ˌwā How to pronounce walkway (audio) \

Definition of walkway

: a passage for walking : walk

Examples of walkway in a Sentence

A covered walkway connects the two buildings.
Recent Examples on the Web Eyewitness accounts suggest the incident -- at Mount Meron in the north of the country -- happened as a dense crowd of people attempted to leave one of the main festival sites down a narrow sloping walkway. Andrew Carey And Amir Tal, CNN, 2 May 2021 In New York City, the Mayor recently announced a new road-level bike lane on the Brooklyn Bridge; the Queensboro Bridge is getting a two-way bike lane on the north side and a pedestrian walkway on the south. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 Costello said the end result will create a more direct line of vision for the playground with the new restroom hugging the existing pedestrian walkway. John Benson, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2021 In order to create a pedestrian walkway, Freedom Way will be permanently closed to vehicular traffic between Joe Nuxhall Way and Walnut Street/ Marian Spencer Way. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 24 Mar. 2021 The pedestrian walkway at the entrance was more than doubled to encourage people to walk in rather than drive. New York Times, 7 Mar. 2021 Video also shows Patton talking with Gonzales in the doorway and Cincord is farther down the walkway. Eileen Kelley, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Nov. 2020 The developer dropped a plan to buy an adjacent lot to create a pedestrian walkway into the nearby neighborhood. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Nov. 2020 Work at the former Uniroyal factory is expected to complete 3.5 miles of a riverfront walkway, linking the Renaissance Center with Belle Isle, and opening a longer park-like corridor along the Detroit River. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of walkway

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of walkway was in 1792

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2 Jun 2021

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“Walkway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkway. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of walkway

: a passage or path for walking


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