[ kawz-wey ]
/ ˈkɔzˌweɪ /


a raised road or path, as across low or wet ground.
a highway or paved way.

verb (used with object)

to pave (a road or street) with cobblestones or pebbles.
to provide with a causeway.


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Origin of causeway

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at causey, way1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for causeway

/ (ˈkɔːzˌweɪ) /


a raised path or road crossing water, marshland, sand, etc
a paved footpath
a road surfaced with setts

Word Origin for causeway

C15 cauciwey (from cauci + way); cauci paved road, from Medieval Latin (via) calciāta, calciātus paved with limestone, from Latin calx limestone
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