Definition of footpath in English:



  • 1A path for people to walk along, especially a right of way in the countryside.

    • ‘The procession will proceed up Northbrook and along the footpaths to the Elisha Field.’
    • ‘This time is was a mother who was walking her dog along the footpath.’
    • ‘The only thing that gets them really excited is a chicken walking along the footpath.’
    • ‘As a keen walker I enjoy not only long distance walks but also local walks around the footpaths of Keighley.’
    • ‘Mixed with melting snow, people had to walk on footpaths covered by dark water.’
    • ‘The attacker was riding a bike along the footpath when he hit the victim on the back of the head, knocking him to the ground.’
    • ‘The team noticed portions of some footpaths were worn up to 3 meters deep by people who had trod them over the centuries approaching some of the cemeteries.’
    • ‘The man was killed as he walked along a footpath between Westdale Drive and Westdale Road, Pudsey.’
    • ‘This might help to remove the mess left by them along the footpaths.’
    • ‘Have they vanished along with footpaths, with grasslands and clearings, with nature?’
    • ‘They turned when they got to the footpath, and began walking down the alley to where they had parked the car.’
    • ‘There are a number of long distance footpaths in the mid-Cheshire area.’
    • ‘When the rain stopped I was walking my dachshund along the river footpath.’
    • ‘This is why I now love walking on footpaths close to our steam railways.’
    • ‘Yoland is making her way slowly along the footpath on the arm of a nurse.’
    • ‘I'm over-joyed at this news and not just because the footpaths I like to walk will very shortly re-open.’
    • ‘These American footpaths are often based on game trails, most notably from the vast herds of buffalo.’
    • ‘It seems to me no footpaths are easy to walk on after the horrendous non-stop rain we've suffered.’
    • ‘A footpath along the shore gives views across the bay and you will spot birds that make their homes in the shingle and pebble beach.’
    • ‘May I suggest that if he wants to walk in the countryside and does not want to see vehicles then he should walk on footpaths and bridle-ways.’
    pathway, footway, pavement, track, jogging track, trail, trackway, bridleway, bridle path, ride, riding, towpath, walk, walkway, promenade, esplanade, avenue, lane, alley, alleyway, passage, passageway, byway, sidetrack, berm, causeway, right of way
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    1. 1.1British A path for pedestrians in a built-up area; a pavement.
      • ‘If you did walk along the footpath, taxis would curb-crawl in an attempt to get a fare.’
      • ‘He added that the whole road structure and footpaths in the area were in a deplorable condition.’
      • ‘But the damaged slabs along the footpaths and the broken road dividers have not been repaired.’
      • ‘The sad state grips not just roads and bylanes but even those few footpaths these areas have.’
      • ‘It seems the local force is keeping a close eye on pavement pedallers after complaints from pedestrians that the footpaths are unsafe.’
      • ‘The creation of a buffer and the widening of the footpaths using the green areas will narrow the street.’
      • ‘The girl was walking along a footpath by the side of the road towards Swinton when the accident happened.’
      • ‘So on a meander along the city footpaths, it was fortuitous that we came across this venue, just when a lunch break was called for.’
      • ‘He said the grant was used for programmes such as filling potholes, repairing pavements and improving footpaths in the borough.’
      • ‘Council move immediately to provide footpaths and public lighting along the busy road.’
      • ‘The result was that many people began to skip the footpath and walk through the road.’
      • ‘Cyclists should not be on footpaths and pavements which are not for their use.’
      • ‘Perhaps by creating more cycle routes, cyclists will be less inclined to ride on the footpaths and pedestrians will feel safer.’
      • ‘Work will start after the area corporators identify footpaths that have not been paved so far.’
      • ‘Seven walkers met at Colwall Station on a warm and sunny afternoon for a five-mile walk, mainly along footpaths and lanes.’
      • ‘All along the footpaths council signs threatened fines for skateboard riding and roller blading.’
      • ‘After long delays the work has commenced again on the footpaths along the Charlestown Road.’
      • ‘They are advised to use footpaths and to walk by the right side of the road in stretches where it is absent.’
      • ‘Villagers are concerned for the safety of people walking on narrow footpaths next to narrow roads.’
      • ‘Would the council now please advise us just exactly what is the position of pedestrians on footpaths?’
      paved path, pedestrian way, walkway, footway
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