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 way way

noun

  • () how something is done or how it happens  ( mode, fashion, style, manner, way )
    how something is done or how it happens
     her dignified manner
    her dignified manner
     his rapid manner of talking
    his rapid manner of talking
     their nomadic mode of existence
    their nomadic mode of existence
     in the characteristic New York style
    in the characteristic New York style
     a lonely way of life
    a lonely way of life
     in an abrasive fashion
    in an abrasive fashion
  • () thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end  ( agency, means, way )
    thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
     a means of control
    a means of control
     an example is the best agency of instruction
    an example is the best agency of instruction
     the true way to success
    the true way to success
  • () a line leading to a place or point  ( direction, way )
    a line leading to a place or point
     he looked the other direction
    he looked the other direction
     didn't know the way home
    didn't know the way home
  • () the condition of things generally  ( way )
    the condition of things generally
     that's the way it is
    that's the way it is
     I felt the same way
    I felt the same way
  • () a course of conduct  ( path, way of life, way )
    a course of conduct
     the path of virtue
    the path of virtue
     we went our separate ways
    we went our separate ways
     our paths in life led us apart
    our paths in life led us apart
     genius usually follows a revolutionary path
    genius usually follows a revolutionary path
  • () any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another  ( way )
    any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
     he said he was looking for the way out
    he said he was looking for the way out
  • () a journey or passage  ( way )
    a journey or passage
     they are on the way
    they are on the way
  • () space for movement  ( elbow room, room, way )
    space for movement
     room to pass
    room to pass
     make way for
    make way for
     hardly enough elbow room to turn around
    hardly enough elbow room to turn around
  • () the property of distance in general  ( way )
    the property of distance in general
     it's a long way to Moscow
    it's a long way to Moscow
     he went a long ways
    he went a long ways
  • () doing as one pleases or chooses  ( way )
    doing as one pleases or chooses
     if I had my way
    if I had my way
  • () a general category of things; used in the expression in the way of'  ( way )
    a general category of things; used in the expression in the way of'
     they didn't have much in the way of clothing
    they didn't have much in the way of clothing
  • a portion of something divided into shares  ( way )
    a portion of something divided into shares
     they split the loot three ways
    they split the loot three ways
  • adv

  • () to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (right smart' is regional in the United States)  ( right smart, way )
    to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (right smart' is regional in the United States)
     way over budget
    way over budget
     way off base
    way off base
     the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on
    the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on