Definition of sidewalk in English:

sidewalk

noun

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

    • ‘Proud old trees stood on the side of a large road, keeping the sidewalks in calming shade.’
    • ‘It had snowed recently so there was snow on the sides of the roads and sidewalks.’
    • ‘As you know there are still many roads that do not have sidewalks for pedestrians.’
    • ‘Taxes help maintain roads and sidewalks, buy textbooks for schools, and pay for other programs.’
    • ‘A lot of the lower level roads and sidewalks along the water were closed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He turned his eyes to the street in front of the garage, watching the pedestrians stroll down the sidewalks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Vancouver and Coquitlam allow boarding and skating on sidewalks and minor roads.’
    • ‘Pedestrians are endangered as they must walk along busy roads because sidewalks are taken up with vendors and their carts.’
    • ‘Cuts in the infrastructure maintenance force roads into disrepair and sidewalks to crumble.’
    • ‘Safe sidewalks and bike paths can turn short trips to school, work or the store into beneficial activities.’
    • ‘Riding on sidewalks and bike paths may also pose greater hazards to walkers and joggers.’
    • ‘If there are no sidewalks, walk on the side of the road facing traffic.’
    • ‘The sides of buildings were clean and the sidewalks were re-done brilliant white, swept clean of most garbage.’
    • ‘She stopped on the sidewalk as a small boutique on the other side of the street caught her eye.’
    walkway, walk, path
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Pronunciation

sidewalk

/ˈsʌɪdwɔːk/