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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The stone walkways along the water bore the weight of history, of other times and other lives. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "A letter from Paris to my Seattle self," 7 Dec. 2018 Now, the public space, bordered by Walnut and Locust Streets, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, is dominated by weeds that have overtaken flower beds and pop up between the bricks in the walkways. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Independence Park's Rose Garden loses its bloom as weeds take over," 6 July 2018 This is the longest covered hallway in the world and is not only lovely, but functional: On a hot day, the hallway creates a sort of wind tunnel, with the breeze off the lake circulating coolly throughout the walkway. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 The luxurious residence had elaborate gardens surrounded by colonnaded walkways and was filled with beautiful mosaics, frescoes and sculptures. Henrik Knudsen, Smithsonian, "Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia," 26 June 2018 Court documents show that Ms. Hedges and her family sued the mall and Planned Security Service, which was under contract to secure the mall’s common areas, including the walkway where the boys pushed the shopping cart over the edge. Jacey Fortin, New York Times, "Jury Awards $45 Million to Woman Struck by Falling Shopping Cart," 15 June 2018 The home still carries an Old Hollywood charm, fronted by a brick walkway that approaches an entry framed by a quartet of thick columns. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "James Dean’s ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ house, once owned by Fatty Arbuckle, seeks a new star," 24 May 2018 The same roofing material used on the dome covers a walkway from the dome's front door to the back door of the original 1938 cottage. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Granny flat is a geodesic dome: Small, second home rises in SW Portland backyard (photos, video)," 17 May 2018 The buildings have been restored and expanded, largely through a series of subterranean galleries and walkways that unite the museum’s two primary structures. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, "A New Museum is Putting This Swiss Alps Town on the Map," 12 Dec. 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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