[ weyz ]
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noun(used with a singular verb)

Origin of ways

Middle English weyes,Old English weges, genitive singular of wegway1

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  1. a suffix appearing in native English adverbs: always; sideways.

Origin of -ways

Middle English; see way1, -s1

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British Dictionary definitions for -ways


suffix forming adverbs
  1. indicating direction or manner: sideways

Origin of -ways

Old English weges, literally: of the way, from weg way

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