American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A raised roadway, as across water or marshland.
- n. A paved highway.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A road or path raised above the natural level of the ground by stones, earth, timber, fascines, or the like, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground, over shallow water, or along the top of an embankment.
- n. A sidewalk, or path at the side of a street or road raised above the carriageway.
- To provide with a cause way; pave, as a road or street, with blocks of stone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A way or road raised above the natural level of the ground, serving as a dry passage over wet or marshy ground.
- v. pave a road with cobblestones or pebbles
- n. a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
- v. provide with a causeway
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English caucewei : cauce, raised road (from Norman French caucie, from Medieval Latin calciāta (via), paved (road), from Latin calx, calc-, limestone; see calx) + wei, road (variant of way; see way). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The causeway is the main one, and a toll bridge ($2) on the West end of the Island, plus the Bolivar Ferry. eipi10 said ...”
“The reason that the Lake Pontchartrain causeway was built is because cars and trucks can’t negotiate 14-24 feet of water.”
“In other words, the causeway might be the cause of its own destruction.”
“This name signifies in Arabic causeway, paved or flagged road, and a milliary mentioned by Sterrett (Corpus inscript. latin.,”
“The ride through the winding lane between the Yacht Club and the causeway was a blur of swerves, as I fought my way around two or three slow-moving limos filled with drunken teenagers.”
“The buff stone barbican at the end of the causeway was a small fortress in itself.”
“The drop under the causeway was a thousand feet, straight into the river gorge below.”
“At the far end of the causeway was a plot of level ground, strewn with potsherds and heaps of refuse.”
“Anthony's house stood near the end of the harbor, so that across the causeway was the open water, a stretch of limitless blue.”
“Half way across the causeway was a wooden bridge, painted white.”
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English words of Norman-French origin.
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