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[air-ee-uh-wey] /ˈɛər i əˌweɪ/
a sunken area leading to a cellar or basement entrance, or in front of basement or cellar windows.
a passageway, especially one between buildings.
Origin of areaway
1895-1900, Americanism; area + way1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for areaway
  • areaway-An open space to allow light and air to a window.
  • Application is to create a curb cut and replace areaway ironwork.
  • Application is to construct a rear deck, modify window openings, and alter the areaway.
  • The trench will have removable precast concrete roof panels at the areaway floor level.
  • The areaway tunnel is revised to be inside the building.
  • Application is to construct a rooftop addition, and modify the storefront and areaway.
  • Patient clinical rooms and residential neighborhoods are inclose proximity to this areaway.
  • Application is to construct a rooftop addition and alter the areaway and ground floor facade.
British Dictionary definitions for areaway


a passageway between parts of a building or between different buildings
See area (sense 7)
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