American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A narrow path for persons on foot.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow path or way for foot-passengers only.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A narrow path or way for pedestrains only; a footway.
- n. a trodden path
- From foot + path. (Wiktionary)
“One day he heard a Raven making a fuss near the River which was about 100 yds down a footpath from the cabin's back door.”
“Also, in London I recently walked along a road where right next to the quite narrow footpath is a building whose walls are festooned with notices saying that it is a prohibited place (I passed within a foot of at least one notice), yet numerous people were walking along that road and regularly do so.”
“At length retracing the uncertain footpath scaling the precipitous embankment, I seek the level lands where grow the wild prairie flowers.”
“The footpath was a throng of people jostling for space, drifting onto the road, cars honking.”
“On the lawn by the footpath was a motorcycle, the engine still rumbling.”
“Cycling on the footpath is a good idea until it turns out someone has left a tree branch lying across it.”
“The footpath was a very rough track which led upwards to a five-barred gate.”
“I recall another footpath near Worcester, Massachusetts; it leads up from the low meadows into the wildest region of all that vicinity, Tatesset Hill.”
“A moist spot in a shady part, where the river was just upon his right, showed this, for the narrow track was printed all over by the hoofs of sheep, and he knew now that the footpath was their work, made when in hot weather they had selected the moist shades for grazing; while at a turn”
“I recall another footpath near Worcester, Massachusetts; it leads up from the low meadows into the wildest region of all that vicinity,”
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