Definition of sidewalk in English:

sidewalk

noun

North American
  • A paved path for pedestrians at the side of a road; a pavement.

    • ‘If there are no sidewalks, walk on the side of the road facing traffic.’
    • ‘Slowly, the building grew farther apart, the roads larger, and sidewalks less common.’
    • ‘The sidewalks are for pedestrians and the streets are for vehicles, not for vendors.’
    • ‘One suggestion involved paving sidewalks on the Route Verte, the provincial bike path.’
    • ‘Proud old trees stood on the side of a large road, keeping the sidewalks in calming shade.’
    • ‘She stopped on the sidewalk as a small boutique on the other side of the street caught her eye.’
    • ‘As you know there are still many roads that do not have sidewalks for pedestrians.’
    • ‘Vancouver and Coquitlam allow boarding and skating on sidewalks and minor roads.’
    • ‘A lot of the lower level roads and sidewalks along the water were closed.’
    • ‘Safe sidewalks and bike paths can turn short trips to school, work or the store into beneficial activities.’
    • ‘The sidewalks were empty of pedestrians in a city where walking is both a pastime and a necessity.’
    • ‘Pedestrians are endangered as they must walk along busy roads because sidewalks are taken up with vendors and their carts.’
    • ‘It had snowed recently so there was snow on the sides of the roads and sidewalks.’
    • ‘He turned his eyes to the street in front of the garage, watching the pedestrians stroll down the sidewalks.’
    • ‘The sides of buildings were clean and the sidewalks were re-done brilliant white, swept clean of most garbage.’
    • ‘There's nothing here but flat land, roads without sidewalks, and an ugly green water tower.’
    • ‘Riding on sidewalks and bike paths may also pose greater hazards to walkers and joggers.’
    • ‘It was a nice road with old brick and stone buildings with cobblestone roads and sidewalks.’
    • ‘Taxes help maintain roads and sidewalks, buy textbooks for schools, and pay for other programs.’
    • ‘Cuts in the infrastructure maintenance force roads into disrepair and sidewalks to crumble.’
    footpath, 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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Pronunciation

sidewalk

/ˈsʌɪdwɔːk/