chaussée

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See also: Chaussee

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French chaussée.

Noun[edit]

chaussée (plural chaussées)

  1. Level of soil.
    • 1863, unknown, The Edinburgh Review, volume CXVII, page 160:
      Its other angles are at Quatre Bras and Sombreffe, where each of the two roads from Charleroi respectively falls upon the chaussée that forms the base of this triangle.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃo.se/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French chauciee, chaucie, from Vulgar Latin *calciāta; there is dispute as to whether this is from Latin calx (lime) or its homonym, calx (heel) (through the verb calciāre (stamp, tread on)). Compare English causeway.

Noun[edit]

chaussée f (plural chaussées)

  1. surface (of road)
  2. carriageway, roadway
  3. causeway
  4. (Belgium) highway. Belgian roads which are named in Dutch as steenweg (e.g. Waversesteenweg) are named in Belgian French as chaussée (e.g. Chaussée de Wavre)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

chaussée f sg

  1. feminine singular of chaussé

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