way


way
way NOUN 1) a method, style, or manner of doing something. 2) the typical manner in which someone behaves or in which something happens. 3) a road, track, path, or street. 4) a route or means taken in order to reach, enter, or leave a place. 5) the route along which someone or something is travelling or would travel if unobstructed. 6) a specified direction. 7) the distance in space or time between two points. 8) informal a particular area or locality. 9) a particular aspect or respect. 10) a specified condition or state: the family was in a poor way. 11) (ways) parts into which something divides or is divided. 12) forward motion or momentum of a ship or boat through water.
ADVERB informal at or to a considerable distance or extent.
by the way — Cf. by the way
by way of — Cf. ↑by way of
come one's way — Cf. ↑come one's way
get (or have) one's (own) way — Cf. ↑have one's way
give way — Cf. ↑give way
go one's own way — Cf. ↑go one's own way
go one's way — Cf. ↑go one's way
have a way with — Cf. ↑have a way with
have one's way with — Cf. ↑have one's way with
in a way (or in some ways or in one way) — Cf. ↑in some way
lead the way — Cf. ↑lead the way
one way and another (or one way or the other) — Cf. ↑one way or the other
on the (or its) way — Cf. ↑on the way
on the (or one's) way out — Cf. ↑on the way out
the other way round (or around; Brit. also about) — Cf. ↑the other way round
out of the way — Cf. ↑out of the way
ways and means — Cf. ↑ways and means
ORIGIN Old English.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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  • Way — Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • way — or go one s way [wā] n. [ME < OE weg, akin to Ger < IE base * weĝh , to go > L vehere, to carry, ride, Gr ochos, wagon] 1. a means of passing from one place to another, as a road, highway, street or path [the Appian Way] 2. room or space …   English World dictionary

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  • way — I (channel) noun alley, artery, avenue, custom, direction, lane, mode, path, pathway, plan, road, roadway, route, throughway II (manner) noun behavior, fashion, habit, means, progression, ritual associated concepts: way appurtenant, way by… …   Law dictionary

  • way — (n.) O.E. weg road, path, course of travel, from P.Gmc. *wegaz (Cf. O.S., Du. weg, O.N. vegr, O.Fris. wei, O.H.G. weg, Ger. Weg, Goth. wigs way ), from PIE *wegh to move (see WEIGH (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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