Definition of parkway in US English:



North American
  • An open landscaped highway.

    • ‘The Hudson River swamped westside parkways, where motorists whose cars were bobbing in the floodwaters had to be rescued by police officers on rafts.’
    • ‘But I refuse to be a part of the madness that takes over the parkways and highways on the day after Thanksgiving.’
    • ‘Mr. Rockwell turned out of their street and took a right on the parkway.’
    • ‘Implicitly, the use of the word way on its own, rather than highway, parkway or freeway made the connection.’
    • ‘Find a shady residential street or a parkway near a lake or creek.’
    • ‘You're driving down the parkway, heading to the beach, listening to the radio.’
    • ‘In July 2004, a slab falling off a deteriorated bridge in New York City critically injured a motorist on the parkway below.’
    • ‘Many of the early roads and parkways built in America were private and funded by tolls.’
    • ‘Most of the parkway will be open on schedule May 20, with some of the eastbound bridges due to open a month late and the westbound bridges due to open about six months behind last month's original completion date.’
    • ‘As I commute to and from work along the parkways and interstates, I place my trust in tens of thousands of my fellow Pittsburghers even though I do not even know their names.’
    • ‘The Civilian Conservation Corps was also responsible for the parkway through this area.’
    • ‘It also describes how nineteenth- and twentieth-century-plans for waterways and the Rock Creek and Potomac parkways were brought to fruition.’
    • ‘The parkways - and the gridded streets behind them - are interwoven with single-family homes, three-story row houses, and small apartments designed as three-, four-, and six-unit buildings, none taller than two stories.’
    • ‘Robert Moses, a towering political figure in New York for decades, had already pushed through a network of parkways in the downstate metropolitan area and Long Island well before the advent of World War II.’
    • ‘District councilman Lake Ray said the parkway eventually would connect Monument Road to the Arlington Expressway.’
    • ‘He planned to fill 172 acres of its bay side and reclaim enough land from all sides of the harbor-even at the foot of the bluffs of the north shore for a scenic parkway for automobiles along the waterfront.’
    • ‘He pulled out of the parkway and onto the freeway.’
    • ‘The National Parks system includes National Parks, monuments, seashores, lakeshores, rivers, recreation areas, parkways, and several kinds of historic sites.’
    • ‘I just wanted to get a look at what kind of person drove that slow on the parkway.’
    • ‘It is a classic Moses park - ball fields, basketball courts, a red-brick field house - designed by his design czar, Gilmore D. Clarke, the landscape architect of the famous Westchester parkways.’
    street, road, roadway, avenue, boulevard, way
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