-ways


a suffix appearing in native English adverbs: always; sideways.

Nearby words

  1. -vorous,
  2. -ward,
  3. -wards,
  4. -ware,
  5. -watch,
  6. -wide,
  7. -wife,
  8. -wise,
  9. -witted,
  10. -woman

Origin of -ways

Middle English; see way1, -s1

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British Dictionary definitions for -ways

-ways

suffix forming adverbs

indicating direction or mannersideways

Word Origin for -ways

Old English weges, literally: of the way, from weg way

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