chaussée

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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.

References[edit]

  • chaussée in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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. highway; street
  2. surface (of road)
  3. causeway
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Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

chaussée

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of chausser

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