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[foo t-wey]
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  1. a way or path for people going on foot.
  2. Also called footpath. British. a sidewalk.
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Origin of footway

First recorded in 1425–75, footway is from the late Middle English word fotewey. See foot, way1
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Related Words for footway

bridge, footway

Examples from the Web for footway

Historical Examples of footway

  • And he remained for five minutes on the footway, to make sure that she had gone in.


    Emile Zola

  • Behind him, on the footway of the Rue Rambuteau, fruit was being sold.

  • However, in spite of all Muche's blandishments, she still refused to leave the footway.

  • A thin drizzling rain was falling, and the footway was wet and muddy.

  • They reached the end of the footway, and paused in sheer absent-mindedness.

British Dictionary definitions for footway


  1. a way or path for pedestrians, such as a raised walk along the edge of a bridge
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