Definition of sidewalk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsaɪdwɔːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪdwɔːk//
(North American English) (British English pavement) Features of roads
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a flat part at the side of a road for people to walk on See related entries: Features of roadsExtra examples A handful of pedestrians walked down empty sidewalks. As she walked the sidewalks of the campus, Jillie thought about Leo. Elm trees lined the sidewalks. In the winter he worked shoveling sidewalks. Newspapers and broken glass litter the sidewalk. Snow covered the sidewalk. They relaxed over wine at a sidewalk table. the hard-working neighbors who sweep the sidewalks in front of their houses the sidewalk leading to her house Groups of protesters sat down on the sidewalk. He used to sit on the cold sidewalk asking for money from passing shoppers. I spotted her on a busy sidewalk in Chicago. She stepped off the sidewalk as the light changed. Sidewalk vendors were selling hot chestnuts. Streets and sidewalks were wet and slippery. The children were playing on the sidewalk in front of their home. The crowd filled the church and spilled onto the sidewalk outside. The group were arrested for blocking a sidewalk. We stopped for coffee at a sidewalk cafe.
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