a way beaten, formed, or trodden by the feet of persons or animals.
a narrow walk or way: a path through a garden; a bicycle path.
a route, course, or track along which something moves: the path of a hurricane.
a course of action, conduct, or procedure: the path of righteousness.
Mathematics. a continuous curve that connects two or more points.
Computers. the sequence of steps that a computer follows in carrying out a routine, as in storing and retrieving a file at a specific location.
Idioms about path
cross one's path, to encounter or meet unexpectedly: Tragedy crossed our path again.
- mul·ti·path, noun
- outpath, noun
Other definitions for path- (2 of 4)
Other definitions for -path (3 of 4)
a combining form occurring in personal nouns corresponding to abstract nouns ending in -pathy, with the general sense “one practicing such a treatment” (osteopath) or “one having such an ailment” (psychopath).
Other definitions for path. (4 of 4)
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How to use path in a sentence
We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The anti-crime cops began searching the likely path of flight.
Senhor José remains stationary, but this lengthy series of clauses propels the reader along an unmarked path.
The flight path remained close to the Indonesian archipelago, well within what is the normal reach of air traffic control radar.
My trip takes the reverse path, and I begin by assessing the depth of my Shakespeare knowledge in his birthplace.
"But I can't stop to argue about it now;" and, saying this, he turned into a side path, and disappeared in the wood.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
I presume this path does not extend many miles without meeting impediments.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
She had been walking alone with her arms hanging limp, letting her white skirts trail along the dewy path.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Suddenly his quick eye lit on something in the gravel path and his heart gave a great leap.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Squinty went this way and that through the woods, but he could not find the path that led to his pen.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
British Dictionary definitions for path (1 of 3)
a road or way, esp a narrow trodden track
a surfaced walk, as through a garden
the course or direction in which something moves: the path of a whirlwind
a course of conduct: the path of virtue
computing the directions for reaching a particular file or directory, as traced hierarchically through each of the parent directories usually from the root; the file or directoryand all parent directories are separated from one another in the path by slashes
- pathless, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for -path (2 of 3)
denoting a person suffering from a specified disease or disorder: neuropath
denoting a practitioner of a particular method of treatment: osteopath
British Dictionary definitions for path. (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with path
see beat a path to someone's door; cross someone's path; lead down the garden path; least resistance, path of; on the warpath.
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