Causeway
Causeway Cause"way (k[add]z"w[asl]), Causey Cau"sey ((k[add]"z[y^]), n. [OE. cauci, cauchie, OF. cauchie, F. chauss['e]e, from LL. (via) calciata, fr calciare to make a road, either fr. L. calx lime, hence, to pave with limestone (cf. E. chalk), or from L. calceus shoe, from calx heel, hence, to shoe, pave, or wear by treading.] A way or road raised above the natural level of the ground, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground. [1913 Webster]

But that broad causeway will direct your way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The other way Satan went down The causey to Hell-gate. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Causeway — (engl., spr. káhs weh), erhöhter (chaussierter) Weg, Trottoir; Anlegeplatz für Boote am Flußufer. (S. auch Giant s Causeway) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • causeway — [kôz′wā΄] n. [< CAUSE(Y) + WAY] 1. a raised path or road, as across wet ground or water 2. Obs. a paved way or road; highway vt. to furnish with a causeway …   English World dictionary

  • Causeway — (engl., spr. kaos wē), erhöhter (chaussierter) Weg, Trottoir; Anlegeplatz für Boote am Flußufer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • causeway — noun acceleration lane, access road, agger, approach road, arterial, arterial highway, artery, avenue, by passage, causey, concourse, crossroad, drive, driveway, express, express highway, expressway, freeway, highroad, highway, lane, motor road,… …   Law dictionary

  • causeway — 1570s, from M.E. cauceweye (mid 15c.), first element from Anglo Norm. cauce, O.N.Fr. cauciee, from V.L. *via calciata 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • causeway — ► NOUN ▪ a raised road or track across low or wet ground. ORIGIN from Old French causee, from Latin calx lime, limestone (used for paving roads) …   English terms dictionary

  • Causeway — In modern usage, a causeway is a road or railway elevated by a bank, usually across a broad body of water or wetland. A transport corridor that is carried instead on a series of arches, perhaps approaching a bridge, is a viaduct. In the U.S. a… …   Wikipedia

  • causeway — [15] Etymologically, a causeway is a road paved with limestone. In late Middle English, the word was causey way, causey coming via Anglo Norman *cauce from Vulgar Latin *calciāta, an adjective derived from Latin calx ‘limestone’ (source also of… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • causeway — UK [ˈkɔːzˌweɪ] / US [ˈkɔzˌweɪ] noun [countable] Word forms causeway : singular causeway plural causeways a raised road or path across ground that is wet or is sometimes covered by water …   English dictionary

  • causeway — [15] Etymologically, a causeway is a road paved with limestone. In late Middle English, the word was causey way, causey coming via Anglo Norman *cauce from Vulgar Latin *calciāta, an adjective derived from Latin calx ‘limestone’ (source also of… …   Word origins

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