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Definitions of way

  1. how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; " a means of control"; " an example is the best agency of instruction"; " the true way to success"
  2. a line leading to a place or point; " he looked the other direction"; " didn't know the way home"
  3. space for movement; " room to pass"; " make way for"; " hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
  4. a manner of performance; " a manner of living"; " in the characteristic New York style"; " a way of life"
  5. a course of conduct; " the path of virtue"; " we went our separate ways"; " our paths in life led us apart"; " genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
  6. ( informal) to a great degree or by a great distance; very much; " way over budget"; " way off base"; " right smart" is regional ( US S and Midland) as in" the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on"
  7. a journey or passage; " they are on the way"
  8. any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; " he said he was looking for the way out"
  9. the property of distance in general; " it's a long way to Moscow"; ( colloquial) " he went a long ways"
  10. doing as one pleases or chooses; " if I had my way"
  11. how something is done or how it happens; " her dignified manner"; " his rapid manner of talking"; " their nomadic mode of existence"; " in the characteristic New York style"; " a lonely way of life"; " in an abrasive fashion"
  12. the property of distance in general; " it's a long way to Moscow"; " he went a long ways"
  13. a general category of things; used in the expression ` in the way of'; " they didn't have much in the way of clothing"
  14. a portion of something divided into shares; " the split the loot three ways"
  15. the condition of things generally; " that's the way it is"; " I felt the same way"
  16. to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (` right smart' is regional in the United States); " way over budget"; " way off base"; " the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on"
  17. Away.
  18. That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes; opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage; road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a way to the mine.
  19. Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way.
  20. A moving; passage; procession; journey.
  21. Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance.
  22. The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan.
  23. Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas.
  24. Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing.
  25. Sphere or scope of observation.
  26. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way.
  27. Progress; as, a ship has way.
  28. The timbers on which a ship is launched.
  29. The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves.
  30. Right of way. See below.
  31. To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.
  32. To move; to progress; to go.
  33. A road; route for passage; direction; as, turn this way; distance; method; habitual mode of life; set in one's ways; detail or respect; as, in other ways the plan was good; will; room or space.
  34. Passage: road: length of space: distance: direction: manner of life: advance in life: general manner of acting: means: manner: will.
  35. Passage; road: direction: distance: manner of acting; mode; will.
  36. A path; course; track; road; channel.
  37. Distance; direction.
  38. A method of procedure; manner; style; plan; particular.
  39. The timbers on which a ship is launched. To make way, to give room for passing, or to make a vacancy. To give way, to recede; to make room or to yield. To make one's way, to advance in life by efforts. By- the- way, on passant, as we proceed. To go one's way, or to come one's way, to go or come along. In the way, opposing advance. To be under way, to be in motion Milky Way, the galaxy See Galaxy. Ways and means, in legislation, means for raising money. Right of way, right of passing through another's ground.
  40. A passage; the place of passing; henee, a road of any kind; a highway; a lane; a street; any place for the passing of men, cattle or other animals; length of space; course; route; passage; room for passing; manner or means of doing anything; method; scheme of management; manner of thinking or acting; manner of practice; mode; particular turn of opinion; method or plan of life and conduct; right method of knowing or acting; general scheme of acting: progress.
  41. The road in which one travels; a passage; a road; a street; a route; means of admittance; direction where a thing may probably be found; manner or means of doing or thinking; humour; mode; method; progress; in Scrip., the religion of Christians; Christianity.
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Quotes of way

  1. Therefore, if God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty- by ceasing to exist. – Mikhail Bakunin
  2. Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. – Pierre de Coubertin
  3. You know, music is sex. It's a sensual driving mode that affects people if it's played a certain way – Dick Dale
  4. I think your alcohol intake has to change. You know, usually a big person feels they can drink anything they want to and as much as they want to and I've cut that way back. – Mike Ditka
  5. I thought people cared about music in a deep way so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world? – Kevin Eubanks
  6. This is our lives. The way to give it dignity is to tell the truth. – Lee Grant
  7. I always treat each take as a rehearsal for the next take. That way you can find stuff and keep adding and playing until they tell me to stop. – Martin Landau
  8. There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him. – David Herbert Lawrence
  9. I would be terribly disappointed if anything would get in the way of my being cast in something, or if performances were canceled. It was a fix that I obviously needed. – Trevor Nunn
  10. To put it another way Michael Jordan was a gym rat. – Frank Shorter
  11. You can not do what you want to do unless you know the correct technique. The only other way you can learn how to do it is by doing it yourself, which would take twice as long than if you went to school. – Boris Vallejo
  12. But I am not political in the current events sense, and I have never wanted anyone to read my poetry that way – Diane Wakoski
  13. I was quite happy with the way I went, I think. – Lalla Ward
  14. I was never able to get through Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. I've never been able to make it through. And I love the Smashing Pumpkins, they're one of my favorite bands ever, but I've never been able to listen to the whole thing all the way through. – John Wozniak
  15. With a lot of kids in the business, the parents get as twisted as they do, and there's a lot of opportunities to go their own way but anyone has that opportunity. – Tina Yothers

Usage examples for way

  1. This is the way out of it." – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. " Well, it's this way – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  3. There was no way to get out! – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  4. I wish it had come my way – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  5. Is there no way at all? – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  6. The way we do- all of us! – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  7. Have your own way – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  8. I think that's a good way – Ethel Morton at Chautauqua by Mabell S. C. Smith
  9. But there's only one way out, you know. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  10. I wouldn't like to get in the way – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  11. Can I go this way – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  12. No- that is- well, only in a way – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  13. It has come out some other way – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  14. Time I was on my way – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  15. The doctor will be in a way – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  16. What a way she had with them! – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  17. Get out of there the only way she can! – The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton
  18. It was only my way – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  19. He did not want her that way – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. It is not my way – Salome by Emma Marshall

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