[ adverb, adjective mid-wey; noun mid-wey ]
/ adverb, adjective ˈmɪdˈweɪ; noun ˈmɪdˌweɪ /

adverb, adjective

in the middle of the way or distance; halfway.


a place or part situated midway.
(often initial capital letter) the place or way, as at a fair or carnival, on or along which sideshows and similar amusements are located.
the amusements, concessions, etc., located on or around this place or way.

Origin of midway

before 900; Middle English midwei, Old English midweg; see mid1, way1; def. 3 and 4 after the Midway Plaisance, the main thoroughfare of the World Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893

Definition for midway (2 of 2)

[ mid-wey ]
/ ˈmɪdˌweɪ /


several U.S. islets in the N Pacific, about 1300 miles (2095 km) NW of Hawaii: Japanese defeated in a naval battle June, 1942; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
an airport in Chicago.
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British Dictionary definitions for midway

/ (ˈmɪdˌweɪ) /

adjective, adverb

in or at the middle of the distance; halfway


US and Canadian a place in a fair, carnival, etc, where sideshows are located
obsolete a middle place, way, etc
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