[ adverb, adjective mid-wey; noun mid-wey ]
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adverb, adjective
  1. in the middle of the way or distance; halfway.

  1. a place or part situated midway.

  2. (often initial capital letter) the place or way, as at a fair or carnival, on or along which sideshows and similar amusements are located.

  1. the amusements, concessions, etc., located on or around this place or way.

Origin of midway

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

Other definitions for Midway (2 of 2)

[ mid-wey ]

  1. several U.S. islets in the N Pacific, about 1,300 miles (2,095 km) NW of Hawaii: Japanese defeated in a naval battle June, 1942; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).

  2. an airport in Chicago.

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British Dictionary definitions for midway


/ (ˈmɪdˌweɪ) /

adjective, adverb
  1. in or at the middle of the distance; halfway

  1. US and Canadian a place in a fair, carnival, etc, where sideshows are located

  2. obsolete a middle place, way, etc

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