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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In place of the gritty stalls of Washington Market, city planners envisioned office buildings, luxury housing, and landscaped walkways—which is essentially what stands there today. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018 Scott and Julie Brusaw are the Idaho couple behind Solar Roadways, which is developing durable textured glass panels that can be built into roads, driveways, parking lots and walkways to harness solar power. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, "Idaho business wants you to drive on sunshine. 'Innovation Nation' viewers are on board. | Idaho Statesman," 3 May 2018 Entering the historic site from busy Muirkirk Road — passing the Montpelier Arts Center to park and following the walkway past the Carriage and Summer Houses and herb garden to the mansion — feels like journeying into the past. Patti Restivo, Howard County Times, "Montpelier Mansion celebrating and fundraising," 22 June 2018 Work on phase one of repairs was completed in 2016 and included reconstructing the stairs, ramp and a section of the walkway at the main entrance. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Municipal Center parking deck to see $294,000 in repairs this year," 11 June 2018 Inside, a leafy oasis of manicured grounds and winding red-brick walkways draws out residents for early morning tai chi sessions near the banks of the Yangtze River. Fortune, "Deadly Chinese Fentanyl Is Creating a New Era of Drug Kingpins," 6 June 2018 Later, at the curb in front of the terminal, there were only three cars dropping off passengers, and inside, a pair of moving walkways carried just three people between them. New York Times, "The Trouble With the Memphis Airport: No Crowds," 23 May 2018 Blue and gold helium balloons battled the wind along the property’s immaculate walkways. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s grand old man of fly-fishing in Golden Gate Park," 16 May 2018 Since the first violation notice, the Bay Harbor Club has repainted and also replaced exterior railings along exterior walkways. Andres Viglucci, miamiherald, "He fought Town Hall, challenged the mayor and lost. Then his home got cited. Twice. | Miami Herald," 19 Apr. 2018

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1792, in the meaning defined above

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: a passage or path for walking

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