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(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'.

Typist: Ursula--From WordNet


(adv.) Away.

(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.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Passage, march, advance, progression.[2]. Road, path, route, course, track, TRAIL, street, highway, highroad, room for passing, opportunity to pass.[3]. Method, mode, manner, fashion, plan, wise, sort, degree.[4]. Space, distance.[5]. Custom, usage, habit, habitude, practice, wont, second nature.

Editor: Sonya

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Form, fashion, practice, habit, method,[See STEADY]

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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.

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Unserious Contents or Definition

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.

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