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causeway

[kawz-wey] /ˈkɔzˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a raised road or path, as across low or wet ground.
2.
a highway or paved way.
verb (used with object)
3.
to pave (a road or street) with cobblestones or pebbles.
4.
to provide with a causeway.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see causey, way
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Examples from the web for causeway
  • The causeway serves as a major transportation corridor and divides the lake into two parts.
  • The causeway's history is an interesting story about how human attempts to re-engineer nature produce unexpected impacts.
  • During high water, the causeway is flooded and access is by boat only.
  • The causeway still forms the only access to the town from land.
British Dictionary definitions for causeway

causeway

/ˈkɔːzˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a raised path or road crossing water, marshland, sand, etc
2.
a paved footpath
3.
a road surfaced with setts
Word Origin
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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Word Origin and History for causeway
n.

1570s, from Middle English cauceweye "raised road" (mid-15c.), first element from Anglo-French cauce, Old North French cauciee (12c., Modern French chaussée), from Vulgar Latin *via calciata "paved way," from Latin calcis, genitive of calx (2) "limestone," or Late Latin calciare "to stamp with the heels, tread" (on notion of a road or mound across marshy ground made firm by treading down), from Latin calx (1) "heel." For second element, see way.

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causeway in the Bible

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
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