way

1
[ wey ]
/ weɪ /

noun

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Idioms for way

Origin of way

1
before 900; Middle English wei(gh)e, wai, Old English weg; cognate with Dutch, German Weg, Old Norse vegr, Gothic wigs; akin to Latin vehere to carry

SYNONYMS FOR way

3 scheme, device. See method.
4 detail, part.
7 space, interval.
10 track.
14 usage, practice, wont.

OTHER WORDS FROM way

way·less, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH way

way weigh weight
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British Dictionary definitions for in the way

way
/ (weɪ) /

noun

adverb

Word Origin for way

Old English weg; related to Old Frisian wei, Old Norse vegr, Gothic wigs
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Idioms and Phrases with in the way (1 of 2)

in the way

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See in one's way, def. 3.

2

in the way of. In the nature of, as in He was getting nothing in the way of pay, or They had nothing in the way of an alibi. [Mid-1600s]

Idioms and Phrases with in the way (2 of 2)

way

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