footpath vs pathway what difference

what is difference between footpath and pathway

English

Etymology

From foot +‎ path. Compare Saterland Frisian Foutpaad (footpath), West Frisian fuotpaad (footpath), Dutch voetpad (footpath), German Low German Footpadd (footpath), German Fußpfad (footpath).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfʊtˌpɑːθ/
  • (US, Northern England) IPA(key): /ˈfʊtˌpæθ/

Noun

footpath (plural footpaths)

  1. Any set path or trail to be used by people walking.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) A paved footpath located at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement or sidewalk.

Synonyms

  • (path for pedestrians): footpad, footway, walkway, platform, pavement, sidewalk

Translations

Further reading

  • footpath on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Etymology

From Middle English pathwei, equivalent to path +‎ way. Cognate with German Pfadweg, Afrikaans padweg.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːθˌweɪ/
  • (US, Northern England) IPA(key): /ˈpæθˌweɪ/

Noun

pathway (plural pathways)

  1. A footpath or other path or track.
  2. (biochemistry) A sequence of biochemical compounds, and the reactions linking them, that describe a process in metabolism or catabolism.
  3. (figuratively) A course of action.

Translations

References

  • Joe Miller (24 January 2018), “Davos jargon: A crime against the English language?”, in BBC News[1], BBC

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