cause way

World English Dictionary
causeway (ˈkɔːzˌweɪ)
1.  a raised path or road crossing water, marshland, sand, etc
2.  a paved footpath
3.  a road surfaced with setts
[C15 cauciwey (from cauci + way); cauci paved road, from Medieval Latin (via) calciāta, calciātus paved with limestone, from Latin calx limestone]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Bible Dictionary

Causeway definition

a raised way, an ascent by steps, or a raised slope between Zion and the temple (1 Chr. 26:16, 18). In 2 Chr. 9:11 the same word is translated "terrace."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature