Dictionary.com

pathway

[ path-wey, pahth- ]
/ ˈpæθˌweɪ, ˈpɑθ- /
Save This Word!

noun
a path, course, route, or way.
Biochemistry. a sequence of reactions, usually controlled and catalyzed by enzymes, by which one organic substance is converted to another.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of pathway

First recorded in 1530–40; path + way1

OTHER WORDS FROM pathway

pathwayed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use pathway in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pathway

pathway
/ (ˈpɑːθˌweɪ) /

noun
another word for path (def. 1), path (def. 2)
a route to or way of access to; way of reaching or achieving something
courses taken by a student to gain entry to a higher course or towards a final qualification
biochem a chain of reactions associated with a particular metabolic process
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for pathway

pathway
[ păthwā′ ]

n.
A course usually followed by a body part or process.
A chain of nerve fibers along which impulses normally travel.
A sequence of enzymatic or other reactions by which one biological material is converted to another.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for pathway

pathway
[ păthwā′ ]

A chain of nerve fibers along which impulses normally travel.
A sequence of enzymatic or other reactions by which one biological material is converted to another.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK