Definition of sidewalk in English:



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

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