- an old Roman or pre-Roman road: Icknield Way.
- a minor street in a town: He lives in Stepney Way.
- ways, two or more ground ways down which a hull slides in being launched.
- movement or passage through the water.
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Idioms for way
- by the route of; through; via.
- as a method or means of: to number articles by way of distinguishing them.
- British. in the state or position of (being, doing, etc.); ostensibly: He is by way of being an authority on the subject.
- to withdraw or retreat: The army gave way before the advance of the enemy.
- to collapse; yield; break down: You will surely give way under the strain of overwork.
- to yield to: He gave way to their entreaties.
- to become unrestrained or uninhibited; lose control of (one's temper, emotions, etc.): I gave way to my rage and ordered them from the house.
- to do completely or wholeheartedly.
- to take a decisive action, especially one from which no retreat is possible: Neither side wants to go all the way with nuclear warfare.
- to engage in sexual intercourse.
- to go along a course in advance of others, as a guide.
- to take the initiative; be first or most prominent: In fashion she has always led the way.
- to go forward; proceed: to make one's way through the mud.
- to achieve recognition or success; advance: to make one's way in the world.
- to allow to pass; clear the way: Make way for the king!
- to relinquish to another; withdraw: He resigned to make way for a younger man.
- Nautical. to make forward or astern progress even though engines are not running.
- in a state or condition so as not to obstruct or hinder.
- dealt with; disposed of: I feel better, now that one problem is out of the way.
- murdered: to have a person put out of the way.
- out of the frequented way; at a distance from the usual route.
- improper; amiss: There was something decidedly out of the way about her explanation.
- extraordinary; unusual: Such behavior was out of the way for him.
Origin of way1
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OTHER WORDS FROM waywayless, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wayway , weigh
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Example sentences from the Web for way
Jozy Altidore is 31, and Josh Sargent, who turns 21 this month, is finding his way at Germany’s Werder Bremen.Matthew Hoppe was a little-known American soccer player — until he reached the Bundesliga|Steven Goff|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
“In many ways, I don’t want to say I expected it, but I think from the league’s perspective or players’, I think we knew it wasn’t going to go perfectly,” defenseman John Carlson said.For first time in three weeks, Capitals could be at full strength Sunday|Samantha Pell|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
It’s changed me only in the way that it’s made me a better person.Ryan Newman returns to Daytona 500, with no memory of 2020 crash and ‘therefore no fear’|Cindy Boren|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
You just stay attached when you’re trying to find your way, and that’s why I was happy.Virginia pulls away from Georgia Tech, tightens grip on first place in ACC|Gene Wang|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Rapid advances in crash-detection technology, like in some Garmin computers and Specialized’s ANGI helmet sensor, might pave the way for crowdsourcing data from real-life crashes.
It was also an attack on our freedom of expression and way of life.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Empire will be hate-watched and may set off some conversations on its way from fading from our minds.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I think if you keep trying to do things the same way it becomes diminishing returns.
Professor Penelope Leach told The Daily Beast it was ludicrous to monitor young children in that way.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.
"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In this way bundles of the plants are easily made, and in most cases these can be readily carried about.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.
British Dictionary definitions for way
- a means or line of passage, such as a path or track
- (in combination)waterway
- a street in or leading out of a town
- (capital when part of a street name)Icknield Way
- serving asby way of introduction
- in the state or condition ofby way of being an artist
- to collapse or break down
- to withdraw or yield
- to step aside for or stop for
- to give full rein to (emotions, etc)
- to go first
- to set an example or precedent
- to proceed or advance
- to achieve success in life
- becoming unfashionable, obsolete, etc
- removed or dealt with so as to be no longer a hindrance
- unusual and sometimes improper
- at a considerable distance or extentway over yonder
- very farthey're way up the mountain
Word Origin for way
Idioms and Phrases with way
In addition to the idioms beginning with way
- way the wind blows, which
- way to go
- all the way
- by the way
- by way of
- can't punch one's way out of a paper bag
- come a long way
- come one's way
- cut both ways
- downhill all the way
- every which way
- feel one's way
- find one's way
- from way back
- get one's way
- give way
- go all the way
- go a long way toward
- go one's way
- go out of one's way
- go the way of all flesh
- hard way
- have a way with
- have it both ways
- have one's way with
- in a bad way
- in a big way
- in a way
- in one's way
- in the family way
- in the way
- in the worst way
- know all the answers (one's way around)
- laugh all the way to the bank
- lead the way
- look the other way
- make one's way
- make way
- mend one's ways
- more than one way to skin a cat
- not built that way
- no two ways about it
- no way
- one way or another
- on one's way
- on the way
- on the way out
- other way round
- out of the way
- parting of the ways
- pave the way
- pay one's way
- pick one's way
- put in the way of
- right of way
- rub the wrong way
- see one's way to
- set in one's ways
- show the way
- take the wrong way
- that's how (the way) the ball bounces
- under way
- wend one's way
- work one's way