- Webster defines the word as a way raised above the natural level of the ground by stones, earth, timber, fascines, etc., serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground, or as a mole to confine water to a pond or restrain it from overflowing lower ground. 0. & R. V. R. Co. v Severin, 30 Neb 318, 322.
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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 —  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 —  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