[weɪ] or [we]
(noun.) a journey or passage; 'they are on the way'.
(noun.) 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'.
(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'.
(noun.) the property of distance in general; 'it's a long way to Moscow'; 'he went a long ways'.
(noun.) doing as one pleases or chooses; 'if I had my way'.
(noun.) a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'; 'they didn't have much in the way of clothing'.
(noun.) a portion of something divided into shares; 'they split the loot three ways'.
(noun.) the condition of things generally; 'that's the way it is'; 'I felt the same way'.
(adv.) 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'.
(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.
(n.) Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way.
(n.) A moving; passage; procession; journey.
(n.) Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance.
(n.) The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan.
(n.) Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas.
(n.) Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing.
(n.) Sphere or scope of observation.
(n.) Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way.
(n.) Progress; as, a ship has way.
(n.) The timbers on which a ship is launched.
(n.) The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves.
(n.) Right of way. See below.
(v. t.) To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.
(v. i.) To move; to progress; to go.
n. . Passage, march, advance, progression.. Road, path, route, course, track, TRAIL, street, highway, highroad, room for passing, opportunity to pass.. Method, mode, manner, fashion, plan, wise, sort, degree.. Space, distance.. Custom, usage, habit, habitude, practice, wont, second nature.
SYN:Form, fashion, practice, habit, method,[See STEADY]
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′fāre to travel on foot.—n. Way′fārer a traveller or passenger.—adj. Way′fāring travelling or passing.—n. Way′fāring-tree the Viburnum lantana a large shrub common in British hedges.—adjs. Way′-gō′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′-māk′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′-stā′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.).
v.t. (Spens.) to weigh esteem.
To dream you lose your way, warns you to disabuse your mind of lucky speculations, as your enterprises threaten failure unless you are painstaking in your management of affairs. See Road and Path.
- Mr. Wopsle in a comprehensive black cloak, being descried entering at the turnpike, the gravedigger was admonished in a friendly way, Look out! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- I believe that he would have come all the way had it not been that Dr. Ferrier, who lives near me, was going down by that very train. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- I know this in much the same way, I suppose. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- I like it the way it is. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- I can't allow people in my way. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- The ice, you see, was broken between us--and I thought I would take care, on the next occasion, that Mr. Betteredge was out of the way. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- No; he loved her in his old way. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Mr. Beaufort's secret, people were agreed, was the way he carried things off. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- In what way is he peculiar? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- You talk in such a way about 'mamma' it is enough to make one jealous of the old lady. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- It's simmering now, so I hope he'll keep out of my way, returned Jo, biting her lips as she glowered at Fred from under her big hat. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- He might have seen his old acquaintance Amelia on her way from Brompton to Russell Square, had he been looking out. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- As I made my way, so my son must make his; and his being married at present is out of the question. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- By degrees the anarchy finds a way into private houses, and ends by getting among the animals and infecting them. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Well, then, we'll all go ahead and buy up niggers, said the man, if that's the way of Providence,--won't we, Squire? 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Al-ways rusty! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- She had not yet had any anxiety about ways and means, although her domestic life had been expensive as well as eventful. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Or even if I any ways should want a wink or two,' added Sloppy, after a moment's apologetic reflection, 'I could take 'em turning. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- They are all remarkably clever; and they have so many pretty ways. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Musical instruments maybe divided into three groups according to the different ways in which their tones are produced:-- _First. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- This is only another effect of nature's distillery, and might be performed various ways. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- I was quite helpless, and his ways with ladies were very endearing. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He had had time to recollect all that he had read of the ways of men and women in the books at the cabin. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- Our family; our honourable family, whose honour is of so much account to both of us, in such different ways. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- They enter into action in ways which are unacknowledged. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- If you know anything of the ways of young women, you won't be surprised to hear that Penelope wouldn't take it. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- The explanation of this is, that a string may vibrate in a number of different ways. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- I should say so, but that I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- I must learn new ways of helping people. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- His silence appears to me to cut both ways. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.