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



    BrE BrE//ˈfʊtpɑːθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʊtpæθ//
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  1. 1(British English) a path that is made for people to walk along, especially in the country a public footpath See related entries: Hobbies
  2. 2(Australian English, New Zealand English) = pavement
  3. Extra examples The footpath runs along the canal. The monastery is an hour away by footpath. We stood on the footpath and waited for a gap in the traffic. We walked along the footpath. a footpath crossing farmland the footpath linking Sprotton and Lumm the footpath through the wood A public footpath crosses his land. Follow the marked footpath. It was an isolated church reached by a footpath across the fields. The house is a mile off the road along a muddy footpath.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: footpath