Definitions of way

  1. how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a manner of performance; "a manner of living"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a way of life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (informal) to a great degree or by a great distance; very much; "way over budget"; "way off base"; "right smart" is regional (US S and Midland) as in"the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a journey or passage; "they are on the way" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the property of distance in general; "it's a long way to Moscow"; (colloquial) "he went a long ways" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. doing as one pleases or chooses; "if I had my way" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. the property of distance in general; "it's a long way to Moscow"; "he went a long ways" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'; "they didn't have much in the way of clothing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a portion of something divided into shares; "the split the loot three ways" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. the condition of things generally; "that's the way it is"; "I felt the same way" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States); "way over budget"; "way off base"; "the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. Away. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes; opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage; road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a way to the mine. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A moving; passage; procession; journey. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Sphere or scope of observation. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Progress; as, a ship has way. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. The timbers on which a ship is launched. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Right of way. See below. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To move; to progress; to go. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A road; route for passage; direction; as, turn this way; distance; method; habitual mode of life; set in one's ways; detail or respect; as, in other ways the plan was good; will; room or space. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Passage: road: length of space: distance: direction: manner of life: advance in life: general manner of acting: means: manner: will. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. Passage; road: direction: distance: manner of acting; mode; will. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. A path; course; track; road; channel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Distance; direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A method of procedure; manner; style; plan; particular. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The timbers on which a ship is launched. To make way, to give room for passing, or to make a vacancy. To give way, to recede; to make room or to yield. To make one's way, to advance in life by efforts. By-the-way, on passant, as we proceed. To go one's way, or to come one's way, to go or come along. In the way, opposing advance. To be under way, to be in motion Milky Way, the galaxy See Galaxy. Ways and means, in legislation, means for raising money. Right of way, right of passing through another's ground. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. A passage; the place of passing; henee, a road of any kind; a highway; a lane; a street; any place for the passing of men, cattle or other animals; length of space; course; route; passage; room for passing; manner or means of doing anything; method; scheme of management; manner of thinking or acting; manner of practice; mode; particular turn of opinion; method or plan of life and conduct; right method of knowing or acting; general scheme of acting: progress. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. The road in which one travels; a passage; a road; a street; a route; means of admittance; direction where a thing may probably be found; manner or means of doing or thinking; humour; mode; method; progress; in Scrip., the religion of Christians; Christianity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. ed by the natural flow of the water, as determined by the general superficies orconformation of the surrounding country, as distinguished from an "artificial" watercourse,formed by the work of man, such as a ditch or canal. See Barkley v. Wilcox, 86N. Y. 140, 40 Am. Rep. 519; Hawley v. Sheldon, 64 Vt. 491, 24 Atl. 717, 33 Am. St.Rep. 941; Porter v. Armstrong, 129 N, a 101, 39 S. E. 799. thelawdictionary.org
  43. w[=a], v.t. (Spens.) to weigh, esteem. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  44. w[=a], n. passage: road: length of space: distance: direction: manner of life: condition, state: advance in life: general manner of acting: means: manner: will: (naut.) progress or motion through the water, headway.--v.i. (Spens.) to journey.--ns. WAY'-BAG'GAGE (U.S.), baggage to be laid down at a way-station; WAY'-BILL, list of passengers and goods carried by a coach; WAY'-BOARD, WEIGH'-BOARD, a thin stratum or seam separating thicker strata; WAY'BREAD, the common plantain.--v.i. WAY'F[=A]RE, to travel on foot.--n. WAY'F[=A]RER, a traveller or passenger.--adj. WAY'F[=A]RING, travelling or passing.--n. WAY'F[=A]RING-TREE, the Viburnum lantana, a large shrub common in British hedges.--adjs. WAY'-G[=O]'ING, departing; WAY'GONE, exhausted by travelling.--v.t. WAY'LAY, to lie in the way for: to watch or lie in ambush for.--n. WAYLAY'ER.--adj. WAY'LESS, without a path.--ns. WAY'-M[=A]K'ER, a pioneer, path-finder; WAY'-MARK, -POST, guide-post; WAY'-PASS'ENGER, one taken up or set down by the way; WAY'-SIDE, the side of a way, path, or highway.--adj. growing or lying near the way-side.--ns. WAY'-SLID'ING (rare), a wandering from the right way; WAY'-ST[=A]'TION, an intermediate station between principal stations on a railway; WAY'-THIS'TLE, the Canada thistle; WAY'-TRAFF'IC, local traffic, as distinguished from through or express traffic; WAY'-TRAIN (U.S.), a train stopping at most of the stations on a line.--adj. WAY'WARD, froward: wilful: irregular.--n. WAY'-WAR'DEN, a keeper of roads.--adv. WAY'WARDLY.--n. WAY'WARDNESS.--adj. WAY'WORN, worn-out by travel.--n. RIGHT'-OF-WAY (see RIGHT).--WAY OF THE CROSS, a series of pictorial representations representing the stages of Christ's progress to Calvary: devotions used in connection with these stages; WAYS AND MEANS, resources: methods of raising money for the carrying on of government.--BE UNDER WAY, HAVE WAY (naut.), to be in progress, as a vessel; BY THE WAY, as we go on; BY WAY OF, as for the purpose of: in character of; COME ONE'S WAY, to come in one's direction; COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS, the House of Commons in its capacity of raising the supplies; GIVE WAY (see GIVE); GO ONE'S WAY (see GO); GO THE WAY OF ALL THE EARTH, to die; HAVE ONE'S WAY, to carry one's point or wish; IN A SMALL WAY, on a petty scale; IN THE FAMILY WAY (see FAMILY); IN THE WAY, on the way: impeding, obstructing; IN THE WAY OF, in a good position for effecting something: in respect of; LEAD THE WAY, to act as a guide in any movement; MAKE ONE'S WAY, to push one's self forward; MAKE WAY, to give room: to advance; ON THE WAY, in progress; OUT OF THE WAY, so as not to hinder or obstruct: away from the ordinary course: unusual: (Shak.) lost, hidden; PUT ONE'S SELF OUT OF THE WAY, to give one's self trouble; TAKE ONE'S WAY, to set out: to follow one's own inclination or plan; THE WAY, the Christian Religion (Acts ix. 2, &c.). [A.S. weg; Ger. weg, L. via, Sans. vaha, akin to veh[)e]re, to carry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  45. Road or track lit. or fig. provided for passing along (HIGHw.; permanent w., complete piece of regular railroad track; six-foot w., space left between each pair of rails& the next on railway; covered w., roofed or in Fortif. screened passage; Appian, Latin, &c., W., great Roman roads in Italy; MILKY w.; the w. of the Cross, series of paintings in church &c., to receive successive attention in certain services, illustrating Christ\'s progress to Calvary; go the w. of all the earth, of all flesh, of nature, die; pave the w. for, take steps that will facilitate or prepare people\'s minds to accept some change), (pl.) structure of timber &c. on which new ship is slid down at launch; best route or route taken or contemplated between two places or to place, method or plan for attaining object, person\'s desired or chosen course of action, (ask the or one\'s w.; furthest w. about is nearest w. home, short cuts are delusive; find one\'s or the w., reach destination; lose one\'s or the w., go astray; parting of the ww. usu. fig., time for momentous decision; take one\'s w., go in some direction, usu. to or towards; go one\'s w. or ww., depart; came by w. of London, via; lead the w., act as guide or leader, show by example how thing can be done; put oneself out of the w., inconvenience oneself to serve another; is nothing out of the w., not uncommon or remarkable; an out-of-the-w. corner, remote, inaccessible; go out of the or one\'s w. to be rude, show wanton rudeness; right& wrong ww. of doing a thing; that is the w. to do it; where there\'s a will there\'s a way; you will never manage it that w.; will find or make a w.; will do it one w. or another; ww. & means, methods esp. of providing money as in parliamentary Committee of Ww. & Means; go, take, one\'s own w., act independently esp. against others advice; have one\'s own or one\'s w., get what one wants, see one\'s orders carried out or desires gratified); travelling-distance, length of road &c. (to be) traversed, (India is a long w. off; went a little, a good, a long, some, w. with or to meet him; is still a long w. off perfection); unimpeded opportunity of advance, room free of obstacles, ground over which advance is desired or would naturally take place, (GIVE, MAKE, w.; LION in the w.; stand, be, in the w. of, in one\'s w., or in the w., be obstacle to, be obstacle; get out of, in, the w., cease, begin, to be impediment; get thing out of the w., dispose of, get rid of, settle; put person out of the w., confine or secretly kill him; clear the w., remove obstacles, stand aside; RIGHT of w.; put one in the w. of a good bargain, of doing, give him opportunity); being engaged, time spent, in locomotion lit. or fig. (with songs to cheer the w.; met him on the w. out or home; is on the w., travelling or approaching; by the w., during journey, fig. incidentally, often used by speaker to introduce more or less irrelevant remark); specified direction (usu. in adv. phrr. without prep.; which w. is he looking, going?; look the other w., avoid meeting person\'s eye, cut him; appended colloq. to names of places, as lives somewhere London w.); custom, manner of behaving, personal peculiarity, (the good old ww., old fashions; stand in the ancient ww., avoid what is new-fangled; the w. of the world, conduct no worse than is justified by custom; it is not my w. to desert people in misfortune; has a little w. of leaving his bills unpaid; it is only his w., piece of rudeness &c. from him has no special significance); scope, sphere, range, line of occupation, branch of business, (hunting is not, does not lie or come or fall, in my w.; is in the grocery w., a grocer; want a few things in the stationery w.); advance in some direction, impetus, progress, (make one\'s w. home, into a shop, &c.; make one\'s or one\'s own w., prosper; make the best of one\'s w., go as fast as one can; make w., advance lit. or fig.; gather, lose, w., gain or lose speed; give w. of oarsmen, row hard; ship has w. on, is under w., moves through water); respect (not a bad fellow in some ww.; is satisfactory in one or a w.; no w. inferior, not at all); ordinary course (did it in the w. of business); condition, state, train, degree, (things are in a bad w.; we are all in the same w.; live in a SMALL w.; is an author, builds ships, in a small w., on small scale; be in the family w., with child); by w. of, as substitute for or form of, with intention of, (carries a stick by w. of weapon; did it by w. of apology, of discovering the truth; is by w. of making an effort, represents himself to himself or others to be doing so). W.-bill, list of passengers or parcels on conveyance; w.-board, thin layer separating thicker strata; wayfarer, -faring, traveller, travelling, esp. on foot; wayfaring-tree, white-flowered shrub common along roadsides; waylay v.t., lie in wait for, wait about for to rob or interview; w.-leave, right of way rented by mine-owners &c.; w.-shaft in steam-engine, rocking-shaft for working slide-valve from eccentric; w.-side, side of road (esp. attrib., as w.-s. flowers, inn); w.-worn, tired with travel. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. in a w., in some respects or in some sense or to some extent (i. a w. it will actually be better, black ranks as a colour, I am sorry), (also) in an agitated state of mind (she is in a w. or a great &c. w. about it). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. A road or path. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  48. A manner or method. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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