- a raised road or path, as across low or wet ground.
- a highway or paved way.
- to pave (a road or street) with cobblestones or pebbles.
- to provide with a causeway.
Origin of causeway
Related Words for causewayhill, barrier, ditch, levee, dyke, lane, boulevard, freeway, street, artery, expressway, avenue, highway, causeway, waterway, breakwater, mound, bank, watercourse, channel
Examples from the Web for causeway
Contemporary Examples of causeway
Causeway Bay has rotating illustrations inspired by clashes with the police.The Monuments Men of Occupy Hong Kong
December 4, 2014
By visiting Admiralty or Causeway Bay or Mong Kok, they see that it's not a dirty affair.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies
October 23, 2014
Some subway exits in Causeway Bay, a major shopping district, were barricaded.Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0?
September 29, 2014
But soon, he must have walked that mile along the causeway, over the water back to Miami.Advocates Reached Out to Ronald Poppo Before He Was Face-Eating Victim
June 4, 2012
Whoever did what Luka Magnotta is accused of doing makes the Causeway Cannibal look like a pussycat.Canada’s 'Cannibal Killer:' Early Reports Warned About Luka Magnotta
June 4, 2012
Historical Examples of causeway
It was now possible for troops to advance along the causeway.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
At the same instant the galloping of a horse was heard on the causeway.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Jim dropped to the causeway and began running in the direction of the city.
He leaned forward, and the car shot out toward the causeway.
"Come out and we'll take a spin across the causeway, while we wait," he said.
- a raised path or road crossing water, marshland, sand, etc
- a paved footpath
- a road surfaced with setts
Word Origin for causeway
1570s, from Middle English cauceweye "raised road" (mid-15c.), first element from Anglo-French cauce, Old North French cauciee (12c., Modern French chaussée), from Vulgar Latin *via calciata "paved way," from Latin calcis, genitive of calx (2) "limestone," or Late Latin calciare "to stamp with the heels, tread" (on notion of a road or mound across marshy ground made firm by treading down), from Latin calx (1) "heel." For second element, see way.