Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A narrow path for persons on foot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A path for pedestrians.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A narrow path or way for pedestrains only; a footway.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A narrow path or way for foot-passengers only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a trodden path

Etymologies

From foot +‎ path. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One day he heard a Raven making a fuss near the River which was about 100 yds down a footpath from the cabin's back door.

    Anyone have a good bear story? Here's one of mine..... Back in 1986 I was stationed in Alaska near Fairbanks.

  • Also, in London I recently walked along a road where right next to the quite narrow footpath is a building whose walls are festooned with notices saying that it is a prohibited place (I passed within a foot of at least one notice), yet numerous people were walking along that road and regularly do so.

    David Cameron's reversion to type will help Lib Dems

  • At length retracing the uncertain footpath scaling the precipitous embankment, I seek the level lands where grow the wild prairie flowers.

    American Indian Stories

  • The footpath was a throng of people jostling for space, drifting onto the road, cars honking.

    The Legacy

  • On the lawn by the footpath was a motorcycle, the engine still rumbling.

    City of Ashes

  • Cycling on the footpath is a good idea until it turns out someone has left a tree branch lying across it.

    Lessons learned

  • The footpath was a very rough track which led upwards to a five-barred gate.

    The Dancing Druids

  • I recall another footpath near Worcester, Massachusetts; it leads up from the low meadows into the wildest region of all that vicinity, Tatesset Hill.

    Oldport Days

  • A moist spot in a shady part, where the river was just upon his right, showed this, for the narrow track was printed all over by the hoofs of sheep, and he knew now that the footpath was their work, made when in hot weather they had selected the moist shades for grazing; while at a turn

    First in the Field A Story of New South Wales

  • I recall another footpath near Worcester, Massachusetts; it leads up from the low meadows into the wildest region of all that vicinity,

    Oldport Days

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