Meaning of “causeway” in the English Dictionary


"causeway" in English

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causewaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔːz.weɪ/ us /ˈkɑːz.weɪ/

Examples from literature

  • In many places the soil, sodden with rain, was impracticable for cavalry and even for infantry, until trees had been felled and a rude causeway formed through the morass. 
  • She drove along the wide causeway by the riverside, and turned up the steep, narrow street. 
  • The bottom of this ravine was marshy, and the road crossed it by means of a causeway of earth and logs. 
  • These fields were crossed by a causeway which led to the village, but as it ran at an angle across them, those advancing upon it were exposed to the fire of the English front. 
  • Very early next morning we set out, following a long causeway raised through marshes. 

(Definition of “causeway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"causeway" in American English

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causewaynoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔzˌweɪ/

a raised road, esp. across water

(Definition of “causeway” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)