causeway
noun Etymology: Middle English cauciwey, from cauci + wey way Date: 15th century 1. a raised way across wet ground or water 2. highway; especially one of ancient Roman construction in Britaincauseway transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”