Definition of

Causeway

  1. (noun, artifact) a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
  2. (verb, contact) pave a road with cobblestones or pebbles
  3. (verb, possession) provide with a causeway

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Alternate forms of Causeway

Derivations: causeway

Hypernyms: furnish, pave, provide, render, road, route, supply

Origin of the word Causeway

  1. 1570s, from M.E. cauceweye, first element from Anglo-Norm. cauce, from V.L. *calciata via "paved way," from L. calcis, gen. of calx (2) "limestone," or L.L. calciare "to stamp with the heels, tread" (on notion of a road or mound across marshy ground made firm by treading down), from L. calx (1) "heel." more

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