Causeway meaning

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A raised roadway, as across water or marshland.
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A paved highway.
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A raised path or road, as across wet ground or water.
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(obs.) A paved way or road; highway.
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To furnish with a causeway.
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A road that is raised, as to be above water, marshland etc.
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Origin of causeway

  • Middle English caucewei cauce raised road (from Norman French caucie) (from Medieval Latin calciāta (via) paved (road)) (from Latin calx calc- limestone calx) wei road (variant of way way)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English cauceweye, with the first element from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French caucee or caucie, cauchie, from Vulgar Latin *calciāta (compare modern French chaussée from Old French chaucie, itself from the same source), either from Latin calx, calcis ("limestone"), or alternatively from Latin calciāre (“to stamp with the heels, tread”), from calx (“heel”). The second element corresponds to English way.

    From Wiktionary