Sidewalk vs Crossing - What's the difference?

sidewalk | crossing |


As nouns the difference between sidewalk and crossing

is that sidewalk is (us) a footpath, usually paved, at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement (uk) or footpath (australia); by extension, any paved footpath, even if not located at the side of a road while crossing is an intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross.

As an adjective crossing is

(rare) extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.

As a verb crossing is

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sidewalk

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US) A footpath, usually paved, at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement (UK) or footpath (Australia); by extension, any paved footpath, even if not located at the side of a road.
  • Synonyms
    * (paved footpath)

    See also

    * roadway and verge

    crossing

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intersection where roads, lines, or tracks cross
  • A place at which a river, railroad, or highway may be crossed
  • A voyage across a body of water
  • (architecture) The volume formed by the intersection of chancel, nave and transepts in a cruciform church; often with a tower or cupola over it
  • Movement into a crossed position.
  • * 1989 , Stephen N. Tchudi, ?Diana D. Mitchell, Explorations in the Teaching of English (page 270)
  • For example, experts in kinesics — body language — recognize that a person sends out hundreds of nonverbal signals — eyebrow twitches, frowns, leg crossings and uncrossings — every second while he or she is speaking and listening.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (rare) Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • References

    * * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.