Definition of sidewalk in English:

sidewalk

noun

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

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

/ˈsīdˌwôk//ˈsaɪdˌwɔk/