Meaning of PATH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ pɑ:θ, pæθ ]

( paths)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A path is a long strip of ground which people walk along to get from one place to another.

We followed the path along the clifftops...

Feet had worn a path in the rock...

He went up the garden path to knock on the door.



Your path is the space ahead of you as you move along.

A group of reporters blocked his path...

N-COUNT : usu poss N


The path of something is the line which it moves along in a particular direction.

He stepped without looking into the path of a reversing car.

N-COUNT : with poss


A path that you take is a particular course of action or way of achieving something.

The opposition appear to have chosen the path of cooperation rather than confrontation...

= road, route

N-COUNT : oft N of/to n


You can say that something is in your path or blocking your path to mean that it is preventing you from doing or achieving what you want.

The Church of England put a serious obstacle in the path of women who want to become priests.

= way

N-COUNT : usu with poss


If you cross someone’s path or if your paths cross , you meet them by chance.

It was highly unlikely that their paths would cross again...

PHRASE : V inflects

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