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 lead 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 lead the way (1 of 2)

lead the way

1

Act as a guide, go in advance of others. For example, We asked Tom to lead the way, since he'd hiked this mountain before. [c. 1200]

2

Be first or most prominent in some field or action, as in Our teacher led the way in finding new methods of teaching algebra. [Late 1600s]

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

way

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