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.

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Thankfully, today’s tours have a few modern touches, including walkways, stairs and electric lighting. Mike Morris, Los Angeles Times, "Exploring Calaveras County caves keeps you cool, puts your imagination in high gear," 27 July 2019 But Brookline is also grappling with a series of headaches caused by the scooters, which detractors say are being ridden and parked on sidewalks, clogging up walkways, and threatening pedestrians. Kellen Browning, BostonGlobe.com, "‘A wild ride’: Brookline grapples with high demand, headaches as electric scooter pilot zips along," 26 July 2019 The surface lots that now serve the complex will be replaced with new construction and wide, landscaped walkways. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Redo of Uptown Dallas' landmark Quadrangle will add office and retail space," 25 July 2019 The tour meanders along a walkway, through a sizeable wetlands area that is depicted as preserved green space. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "Ideanomics reveals design plans for ‘Fintech Village’ at former UConn campus in West Hartford," 22 July 2019 After searching a few venues, Ebone and Maurice decided on Quiet Waters Park, a lush garden venue with brick walkways, iron tables, and wood benches. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Bridal Bliss: We Loved Maurice and Ebone's Beautiful Black Tie Wedding Vibes," 17 July 2019 Business is done in the walkway itself, with chaotic helgas, or circles of traders, announcing offers and counteroffers for various amounts of money. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "What’s for sale at this outdoor market? Cold, hard cash," 11 July 2019 The crosswalk at Northeast Glisan Street at 87th Avenue has a marked walkway, a median island, and signage, but still drivers don’t always stop for pedestrians who are trying to cross. oregonlive.com, "Portland metro Thursday traffic: PBOT holds a crosswalk safety action event on NE Glisan Street," 27 June 2019 Other additions to the Silos include a fun splash pad for kids, brick walkways, shaded landscaping, and more lighting to the area for aesthetic and advanced safety. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Officially Expanding Magnolia Market at the Silos," 19 June 2019

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1792, in the meaning defined above

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: a passage or path for walking

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