- Also underway. (of a ship) no longer in port, at anchor, etc.; moving.
- no longer at rest, stationary, etc.; in motion; traveling: We'll put our bags in the car and be under way.
- proceeding; in progress: Plans are under way to sell the company.
Related Words for under wayongoing, afoot, going, proceeding, initiated, working, happening, begun, operational, operative, moving, undertaken, advancing, commenced
Examples from the Web for under way
Historical Examples of under way
At length, with a joint-dislocating jerk, we again got under-way, only to come to a dead stop a hundred yards further on.The Fortunate Isles
Mary Stuart Boyd
- in progress; in operationthe show was under way
- nautical in motion
Idioms and Phrases with under way
In motion, as in The ship got under way at noon. [c. 1930]
Already started, in progress, as in Plans are under way to expand. [c. 1930]