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1. A small sunken area allowing access or light and air to basement doors or windows.
2. An often narrow passageway between buildings.
1. a passageway between parts of a building or between different buildings
2. See area7
ar•e•a•way(ˈɛər i əˌweɪ)
1. a sunken area leading to a basement entrance or in front of basement windows.
2. a passageway, esp. between buildings.