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. ( 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"
  6. a journey or passage; " they are on the way"
  7. any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; " he said he was looking for the way out"
  8. doing as one pleases or chooses; " if I had my way"
  9. 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"
  10. the property of distance in general; " it's a long way to Moscow"; " he went a long ways"
  11. a general category of things; used in the expression ` in the way of'; " they didn't have much in the way of clothing"
  12. a portion of something divided into shares; " the split the loot three ways"
  13. 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"
  14. Away.
  15. 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.
  16. Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way.
  17. A moving; passage; procession; journey.
  18. Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance.
  19. The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan.
  20. Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas.
  21. Sphere or scope of observation.
  22. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way.
  23. Progress; as, a ship has way.
  24. The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves.
  25. Right of way. See below.
  26. To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.
  27. To move; to progress; to go.
  28. 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.
  29. Passage: road: length of space: distance: direction: manner of life: advance in life: general manner of acting: means: manner: will.
  30. Passage; road: direction: distance: manner of acting; mode; will.
  31. A path; course; track; road; channel.
  32. Distance; direction.
  33. A method of procedure; manner; style; plan; particular.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.

Usage examples for way

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