noun Date: 1867 a sunken space affording access, air, and light to a basement

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  • areaway — ☆ areaway [er′ē əwā΄ ] n. 1. a sunken area next to a building, for providing access or light and air to a basement 2. a passageway between buildings or parts of a building …   English World dictionary

  • areaway — /air ee euh way /, n. 1. a sunken area leading to a cellar or basement entrance, or in front of basement or cellar windows. 2. a passageway, esp. one between buildings. [1895 1900, Amer.; AREA + WAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • areaway — noun An outdoor passage offering access to a basement …   Wiktionary

  • areaway — n. passageway; sunken area leading to the basement of a building …   English contemporary dictionary

  • areaway — noun N. Amer. a sunken enclosure giving access to a basement …   English new terms dictionary

  • areaway — ar·ea·way …   English syllables

  • areaway — ar•e•a•way [[t]ˈɛər i əˌweɪ[/t]] n. 1) archit. a sunken area leading to a basement entrance or in front of basement windows 2) archit. a passageway, esp. between buildings • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • areaway — A cellar or room under the sidewalk on a street. 25 Am J1st Highways § 263 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • areaway — n. US = AREA 5 …   Useful english dictionary

  • area — noun Etymology: Latin, open space, threshing floor; perhaps akin to Latin arēre to be dry more at arid Date: 1538 1. a level piece of ground 2. the surface included within a set of lines; specifically the number of unit squares equal in measure… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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