what is difference between footpath and pathway
From foot + path. Compare Saterland Frisian Foutpaad (“footpath”), West Frisian fuotpaad (“footpath”), Dutch voetpad (“footpath”), German Low German Footpadd (“footpath”), German Fußpfad (“footpath”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfʊtˌpɑːθ/
- (US, Northern England) IPA(key): /ˈfʊtˌpæθ/
footpath (plural footpaths)
- Any set path or trail to be used by people walking.
- (Australia, New Zealand) A paved footpath located at the side of a road for the use of pedestrians; a pavement or sidewalk.
- (path for pedestrians): footpad, footway, walkway, platform, pavement, sidewalk
- footpath on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
From Middle English pathwei, equivalent to path + way. Cognate with German Pfadweg, Afrikaans padweg.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːθˌweɪ/
- (US, Northern England) IPA(key): /ˈpæθˌweɪ/
pathway (plural pathways)
- A footpath or other path or track.
- (biochemistry) A sequence of biochemical compounds, and the reactions linking them, that describe a process in metabolism or catabolism.
- (figuratively) A course of action.
- Joe Miller (24 January 2018), “Davos jargon: A crime against the English language?”, in BBC News, BBC