walk·​way | \ˈwȯk-ˌwā \

Definition of walkway 

: a passage for walking : walk

Examples of walkway in a Sentence

A covered walkway connects the two buildings.

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At around 1: 20 a.m., one of the men, 57, took out a knife and stabbed the other man, 56, in the abdomen on the walkway bridge from the terminal to the ground level parking lot, the paper said. Fox News, "Stabbing reported at Chicago's O'Hare; 1 injured, 1 arrested: report," 12 Sep. 2018 Her entire front lawn and walkway was covered in them, some planted, some in gorgeous, bulbous bouquets, but all of the absolutely beautiful and brilliantly red. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Shares Rare Clip of Travis Scott and Baby Stormi," 11 Aug. 2018 Light up your lawn and walkway with one or several of these festive lanterns or luminary bags. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Home Depot's New Hauntingly Cool Halloween Decorations Are Here," 7 Aug. 2018 Players are often forced to push past each other in narrow walkways or fight conveyor belts and windstorms just to simply maintain their position. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Overcooked 2 puts some icing on the original’s delicious co-op cake," 7 Aug. 2018 The 490-foot-long, eight-section pedestrian walkway brings visitors past purple chrysanthemums on one side and seemingly cantilevers 4,600 feet above sea level over the cable car and hill country below for far-reaching views on the other side. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Wild New Pedestrian Bridge Walks Visitors Through 'Hands of God'," 1 Aug. 2018 In the years since the album debuted, that walkway has become an extremely popular tourist attraction, with fans trekking to the site to recreate the scene. Temi Adebowale, Town & Country, "Paul McCartney Just Recreated The Beatles' Famous Abbey Road Crossing," 25 July 2018 Currently, blue mats at some entrances bring beachgoers to sandy walkways made of wooden fencing that reach the start of the dunes. Avalon R. Zoppo, Philly.com, "Getting her wheelchair on the beach was a struggle. Brigantine just made it easier," 10 July 2018 Plans include installing two new softball fields and basketball courts, improving upon the baseball field and walkway access to the fields and completing the loop road of the park. Hayley Harding, Courant Community, "$1.5 Million In Grants Will Go To Upgrade Colt Park In Hartford," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of walkway

1792, in the meaning defined above

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: a passage or path for walking

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