Walkway vs Pavement - What's the difference?

walkway | pavement |

As nouns the difference between walkway and pavement

is that walkway is a clearly defined path for pedestrians while pavement is any paved floor.



(en noun)
  • A clearly defined path for pedestrians.
  • pavement



  • Any paved floor.
  • * Milton
  • The riches of heaven's pavement , trodden gold.
  • (chiefly, British) A paved footpath, especially at the side of a road.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall. Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime. Their bases were on a level with the pavement outside, a narrow way which was several feet lower than the road behind the house.}}
  • (US, uncountable) Paved exterior surface, as with a road or sidewalk.
  • The interior flooring, especially when of stone, of large buildings such as a cathedral.
  • Synonyms

    * (footpath) sidewalk (US), footpath, footway, platform * (surface of road) roadway (UK), road surface (UK); paving

    Derived terms

    * hit the pavement * pavement pizza * pound the pavement

    See also

    * footpath * sidewalk * (wikipedia) English words with different meanings in different locations ----