- 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
- 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.
Examples from the Web for midway
Kind of like the feeling so many of us Lebanese have during power outages when, midway to the bathroom at 2:00 a.m., lights out.ISIS and BS
October 15, 2014
Crow married and says that midway through the Clinton presidency his wife began to nudge him to the left.These Clinton Haters Can’t Quit the Crazy
May 22, 2014
I lifted her as high as I could midway up the slide and eased her down with a big, squeaky “wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee.”When An Adopted Child Won’t Attach
May 2, 2014
But, midway through recording the LP, Hurricane Sandy struck and left the band rattled.Taylor Momsen on Female Sexuality and Her Transformation from ‘Gossip Girl’ to Rock Star
March 18, 2014
But midway through his undergraduate education at Princeton, questions of “what else?”This Week’s Hot Reads: March 10, 2014
March 10, 2014
Eudora was about midway of this street when she saw a man approaching.The Yates Pride
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Midway in the act of lifting the stove-cover, he glanced at her in sharp, suspicion.Meadow Grass
Midway in them, they met a rider, riding at the maddest gallop.Hetty's Strange History
About midway down it, what was his astonishment at encountering Hamish!The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Midway in the passage, the current picked up the cub and swept him downstream.White Fang
- 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
Word Origin and History for midway
Old English mid-weg "the middle of a way or distance;" see mid + way (n.). Meaning "central avenue of a fairground" is first recorded 1893, American English, in reference to the Midway Plaisance of the Worlds Columbian Exposition held that year in Chicago. The Pacific island group so called for being midway between America and Asia. As an adverb from late Old English.