Definition of causeway in English:
- The ceremonial centres included temples, pyramids, ball-courts, palaces, and plazas, usually linked by causeways or wide paved roads.
- Coastal rains, which are set to continue, have flooded some local access roads and causeways, particularly in the rural areas.
- The debate also cast doubt about whether taxis have been charging too much for long rides from the causeway to Apex or Road To Nowhere.
The first element of causeway is from causey, now an archaic or dialect form, from Anglo-Norman French causee, based on Latin calx ‘lime, limestone’—material used for paving roads. The first recorded sense of causey was ‘mound, embankment, dam’. A causeyway was a way across a mound or, a raised footpath by the side of a road which might be submerged in wet weather: this was then contracted to causeway.
- British & World English dictionary
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