Definition of Way

1. Noun. How something is done or how it happens. "In an abrasive fashion"

Exact synonyms: Fashion, Manner, Mode, Style
Generic synonyms: Property
Specialized synonyms: Artistic Style, Idiom, Drape, Fit, Form, Life Style, Life-style, Lifestyle, Modus Vivendi, Setup, Signature, Touch, Wise, Response
Derivative terms: Mannerly, Stylist, Stylize

2. Adverb. To a great degree or by a great distance; very much ('right smart' is regional in the United States). "The other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on"
Exact synonyms: Right Smart
Language type: Colloquialism

3. Noun. How a result is obtained or an end is achieved. "The true way to success"

4. Noun. A line leading to a place or point. "Didn't know the way home"
Exact synonyms: Direction
Generic synonyms: Itinerary, Path, Route
Specialized synonyms: Aim, Bearing, Heading, Course, Trend, East-west Direction, North-south Direction, Qibla, Tendency, Trend

5. Noun. The condition of things generally. "I felt the same way"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status

6. Noun. A course of conduct. "Genius usually follows a revolutionary path"

7. Noun. Any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another. "He said he was looking for the way out"
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Access, Approach, Lane, Passage, Path, Road, Route, Staircase, Stairway, Watercourse, Waterway
Group relationships: Transit, Transportation, Transportation System
Terms within: Roadside, Wayside

8. Noun. A journey or passage. "They are on the way"
Generic synonyms: Journey, Journeying

9. Noun. Space for movement. "Hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

10. Noun. The property of distance in general. "He went a long ways"
Generic synonyms: Distance
Language type: Colloquialism

11. Noun. Doing as one pleases or chooses. "If I had my way"
Generic synonyms: Choice, Pick, Selection

12. Noun. A general category of things; used in the expression 'in the way of'. "They didn't have much in the way of clothing"
Generic synonyms: Category

13. Noun. A portion of something divided into shares. "They split the loot three ways"
Generic synonyms: Part, Percentage, Portion, Share

Definition of Way

1. adv. Away.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.

4. v. i. To move; to progress; to go.

5. adv. Away.

6. n. 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.

7. v. t. To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.

8. v. i. To move; to progress; to go.

Definition of Way

1. Proper noun. (Sussex) the South Downs Way ¹

2. Noun. A road, a direction, a (physical or conceptual) path from one place to another. ¹

3. Noun. A means to enter or exit into a place ¹

4. Noun. A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism. ¹

5. Noun. A roughly-defined geographical area ¹

6. Noun. Possibility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way'). ¹

7. Noun. (paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc. ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum. ¹

9. Noun. A degree, an amount, a sense ¹

10. Noun. (context: As the head of an interjectory clause) (non-gloss definition Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.) ¹

11. Adverb. (informal with comparative or modified adjective) Much. ¹

12. Adverb. (slang with positive adjective) very. ¹

13. Adverb. (informal) far ¹

14. Interjection. (context: only in reply to ''no way'') It is true. ¹

15. Verb. (obsolete) To travel. ¹

16. Noun. The name of the letter for the ''w'' sound in Pitman shorthand. ¹

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Definition of Way

1. a method of doing something [n WAYS]

Medical Definition of Way

1. 1. 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. "To find the way to heaven." "I shall him seek by way and eke by street." (Chaucer) "The way seems difficult, and steep to scale." (Milton) "The season and ways were very improper for his majesty's forces to march so great a distance." (Evelyn) 2. Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way. "And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail." (Longfellow) 3. A moving; passage; procession; journey. "I prythee, now, lead the way." (Shak) 4. Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance. "If that way be your walk, you have not far." (Milton) "And let eternal justice take the way." (Dryden) 5. The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan. "My best way is to creep under his gaberdine." (Shak) "By noble ways we conquest will prepare." (Dryden) "What impious ways my wishes took!" (Prior) 6. Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas. 7. Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing. "Having lost the way of nobleness." "Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace." (Prov. Iii. 17) "When men lived in a grander way." (Longfellow) 8. Sphere or scope of observation. "The public ministers that fell in my way." (Sir W. Temple) 9. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way. 10. Progress; as, a ship has way. The timbers on which a ship is launched. 11. The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves. 12. Right of way. See below. By the way, in passing; apropos; aside; apart from, though connected with, the main object or subject of discourse. By way of, for the purpose of; as being; in character of. Covert way. A space left for the passage of the rounds between a rampart and the wall of a fortified town. Way pane, a pane for cartage in irrigated land. See Pane. Way passenger, a passenger taken up, or set down, at some intermediate place between the principal stations on a line of travel. Ways of God, his providential government, or his works. Way station, an intermediate station between principal stations on a line of travel, especially on a railroad. Way train, a train which stops at the intermediate, or way, stations; an accommodation train. Way warden, the surveyor of a road. Synonym: Street, highway, road. Way, Street, Highway, Road. Way is generic, denoting any line for passage or conveyance; a highway is literally one raised for the sake of dryness and convenience in traveling; a road is, strictly, a way for horses and carriages; a street is, etymologically, a paved way, as early made in towns and cities; and, hence, the word is distinctively applied to roads or highways in compact settlements. "All keep the broad highway, and take delight With many rather for to go astray." (Spenser) "There is but one road by which to climb up." (Addison) "When night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine." (Milton) Origin: OE. Wey, way, AS. Weg; akin to OS, D, OHG, & G. Weg, Icel. Vegr, Sw. Vag, Dan. Vei, Goth. Wigs, L. Via, and AS. Wegan to move, L. Vehere to carry, Skr. Vah. Cf. Convex, Inveigh, Vehicle, Vex, Via, Voyage, Wag, Wagon, Wee, Weigh. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Way

waxy cap
waxy caps
waxy cast
waxy degeneration
waxy fingers
waxy flexibility
waxy liver
waxy spleen
way back when
way bill
way in
way of all flesh
way of life
way of the world
way off
way out
way out of a paper bag
way shaft
way station
way to go

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