Meaning of PATH in English

PATH

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a career path (= a way of making a career )

There’s no fixed career path for becoming an actor.

a cliff path

I followed the cliff path down to the bay.

a coast path

There were wonderful sea views from the coast path.

a cycle path/track (= path for cycles in a park, wood etc, or beside a road )

The forest is full of beautiful cycle paths.

a garden path

Elaine walked up the garden path and into the house.

a steep path/road

She stood at the top of the steep path leading down to the beach.

an obstacle in the way/path

There were still a number of obstacles in the way of an agreement.

bridle path

coastal path

the coastal path

critical path

Costs can be calculated once the critical path has been established.

cycle path

flight path

maze of streets/paths/tunnels etc

the maze of narrow streets

I was led through a maze of corridors.

narrow street/road/path etc

a long narrow road

the narrow passage between the cottage and the house

the flight path (= the route taken by an aircraft )

They lived directly underneath a busy flight path.

well-trodden path/road/ground etc

Andrew was on his well-trodden path to conquering another willing lady.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

coastal

Volunteers will be constructing steps along a coastal path .

The coastal path , Peddars Way, and Thetford Forest provide many interesting walks.

Walks abound, along the coastal and cliff paths and the river, and through local woods.

The coastal path alone is sixty-five miles long.

Easily Accessible: Dartmoor, with its woods, tors and ancient sites, and the long coastal path provide numerous walks.

The work includes constructing steps along the coastal path and several days pitching on the nearby Glen River path.

In winter we look for work on the more difficult lowland sites such as coastal paths .

critical

The critical path through the network is the longest sequence of activities from the beginning of the network through to the end.

In drawing up networks, estimating times and identifying critical paths , a number of rules and conventions have to be applied.

Not dissimilar from the system known as critical path analysis, the approach envisaged should show a time-scale allocation against each task.

The thing reportedly couldn't find its critical paths and gave off false signals that everything was hunky-dory when it wasn't.

The planning, however, is done on the Gantt chart with the critical path clearly shown by colour or shading.

The optimum linking of the various stages is called the critical path .

They can also be utilised in programming work including network analysis and critical path .

Sophisticated software already exists at moderate cost to effectively undertake critical path analyses.

different

The turbulence will have carried them over different paths .

Take a different path in every time.

Without Marlowe, Shakespeare s career might have taken a different path .

Information from the planetary probes indicates that all the terrestrial planets have undergone differentiation, but they have followed different evolutionary paths .

The Elves of the old frontier province had taken a far different path from the High Elves.

Diet gurus offer their followers many different paths to lightness, though each believes that theirs is the only true way.

They had marched along different paths .

But each man follows a very different path .

narrow

They moved away from the house complex down one of the narrower paths .

Through well-tended gardens beyond her patio, narrow stone paths diverge.

She stepped out on to a narrow cement path .

Keep him on the narrow path .

The jeep reached the River Orne and we turned off the road on to a narrow path just wide enough for the jeep.

He walks along a narrow path to a ridge where wild boar, hyenas and the golden mole rat occasionally roam.

Morrison's aerial photographs show narrow paths going straight across miles of rugged countryside.

In this new world, any departure from the narrowest fiscal path is hazardous to the health of the offending country.

right

I went the wrong way when I was twenty-one, and have never found the right path again.

Game participants were supposed to draw personality Cards and Subject Cards to aid them in searching out the right career path .

Set him on the right path with a good education.

As is often the case, the attack from both sides most likely means that Netanyahu is on the right path .

On the other hand, the soft parts of most dinosaurs took the right evolutionary path .

They want to help them to find the right path , to each his own.

We stuff the damp ropes into our sacks and walk back to the car, this time on the right path .

steep

Ruth went out of the house and ran down the steep moorland path all the way to Ilkley.

I didn't want to have to negotiate the steep north-side paths in darkness.

We drove up a steep gravel path , and soon beheld the well, Tobernalt.

Cross the footbridge and follow the steep zig-zag path up to the wall and the ladder stile.

A steep path cut down from the quarry edge to the meadow.

A very steep paths leads down from the summit.

It's a steep , zigzag path up a mountainside.

On the steep path to the fortress the fires still burned.

■ NOUN

career

Though Kent has established a career path , it does not exclude a move back to service provision.

I draw on people from other regions in the company whose career paths I am not likely to cross any time soon.

Some will have a clear career path , other will just be seeking education.

Game participants were supposed to draw personality Cards and Subject Cards to aid them in searching out the right career path .

The Banks promised them a career path which never materialised.

Born in 1934, his career path was notable for its craggy leaps and reverses.

He said that involvement in Association activities should not interfere with promotional prospects or a proper career path .

And it limited bumping to one career path and based it primarily on performance ratings, not seniority.

flight

Living near an airport which is proposing to add an extra flight path - over your house.

It soars the length of the awning, wings flapping once, twice to propel it along an unerring flight path .

Meadow pipits, commonest of upland birds, negotiated undulating flight paths over white tufts of cotton grass.

As the gaggle crossed the next village on our flight path , many ships called in hits.

No way was I going out with a Famlio ship in my flight path .

She would then try to adjust her flight path to the fist by altering direction into the wind.

That way it may get out of the bat's flight path before it enters the detection range.

We must be under a flight path .

garden

Laying bricks or paviors on a bed of sand is probably the easiest way of making a garden path .

Elaine walked up the garden path and he followed her.

The concrete garden path has been bricked over and vines adorn the white-painted exterior.

And so they merely shook hands, and she walked off down the garden path to her door.

Up the garden path and a frisson of unease: there is no house, but a vista of a majestic lake.

But the storyteller has been using all his art to lead us up the garden path .

Then one of them led him up the garden path to a shed.

That is the garden path down which Bill and Ricky will come.

■ VERB

beat

The students - and their professors - beat a path to his door.

Most of the sites the company has in mind to visit are far off any beaten path .

It has become such an attraction that local tour operators are beating a path to its door.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path .

The company is now just waiting for the world to beat a well-worn path to its door.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

They were beating a clear path .

I called on the Birth Grandmother to help me beat a path through the honyaek to the windows.

block

He then walked out of the shop, despite the efforts of staff to block his path .

Investigators said this included having some one fall in front of the candidate to block his path .

The person or creature is blocking your path , so walk up and speak with it.

When such costs are taken seriously, the resulting fear effectively blocks the path to minimizing and blaming.

There are few trees, and fewer houses, to block its path .

I could see the muzzle flashes in the tree line fifty yards away, which blocked our take-off path .

She was moving slowly along the edge of the pavement when a car door swung open in front of her, blocking her path .

Edwards had a dream in which many of his friends and relatives were blocking the path down the triple-jump runway.

choose

He just kept his eyes carefully on the ground as he chose his path .

Clearly, different regions are choosing different paths .

Do not place the blame anywhere but on yourself, because you alone have chosen that path .

One of his eight siblings, Michael, chose a different path .

Rather, learn from your actions and then choose the path which will lead you to inner peace and self-respect.

Finally, don't forget to tell us something about yourself and why you have chosen this path .

She said I'd chosen the path to failure.

continue

But in the long run, it has proved impossible to continue down this path .

George wanted to make sure that after contact with the ball his clubhead continued on a path away from his body.

The works become more abstract as a visitor continues along the path toward the Birch Grove and Gold Garden.

At the road go through two more kissing gates and continue on the path along the park wall.

I shook my head no and continued down the path .

So the largely hereditary, geriatric, nominated, meritocratic House of Lords continues on its useful path .

cross

This was just as well, for I saw only just in time a hen crossing my path in the most leisurely manner.

Occasionally a big tanker or a bulk gas-carrier, like a bloated grain silo floating on its side, crossed our path .

I fear for the world and for that misguided man who crossed my path in such a bruising way yesterday and Friday.

I had crossed paths with Brian for the previous decade as we played solo gigs around the Valley.

The trail of the branch crossed the path and led under the trees.

Suddenly we crossed the path of one of the rainclouds, and the hard dirt road turned to glue.

It was then believed that if a cat crossed your path and did you no harm, you had been incredibly lucky.

These towers of loops never cease to amuse us because inevitably the messages circulating along them cross their own paths .

find

Hypotheses are ranked by decreasing shortfall, the goal being to find the path with the smallest shortfall covering the whole utterance.

Trapped between inadequate beliefs and unwarranted apprehensions, they find the path to high performance blocked.

Rather he guides the student to likely sources and tries to teach him how to find paths to other sources.

They want to help them to find the right path , to each his own.

I went the wrong way when I was twenty-one, and have never found the right path again.

Their dead they buried at the summit in order that their souls find the path to heaven more easily.

If the costs on the paths are non-decreasing with length then this algorithm is guaranteed to find the cheapest path first.

I find the path that leads under the green boughs into its depths.

follow

Smell the rich, damp forest air. Follow the path as it winds its way through the forest.

Our party can never follow the path of protectionism.

We followed the well-marked paths across the ice.

I have believed in carving a straight path to my objective and following that path.

Cross the footbridge and follow the steep zig-zag path up to the wall and the ladder stile.

It was pitch dark, but a man could follow the path by the pale line of sky between the branches.

The giraffes were following gravel paths , were pausing to munch sugar pears from treetops.

lead

Alexander took her hand and led her to the door that led out on to the path that wound down towards the beach.

Hamilton came back and led us down the path .

The reader has to be led up the garden path .

And frustration could lead you down dangerous paths .

They may even lead us down a path that destroys us.

retrace

Meredith's finger, running down the calendar, retraced its path and lingered over Sunday.

Turning, she began to retrace her path towards the house.

I parked at Ala Wai School, retracing the path from the playground through the park toward the canal.

smooth

Much thought is required to smooth the path if this scheme hopes to meet with success.

Hadn't there always been some one to make decisions for her, smooth her path ?

Vaughan accompanied Elizabeth Mowbray and her daughter to London and, on arrival, smoothed their path ably and tactfully.

Oiling the wheels, smoothing the path - very necessary components which pay dividends.

Thus the Act goes a long way in smoothing the path of the prosecutor.

take

When you reach some steps turn left and take the path to the beach.

For a different look at the mission, take the path up a small hill nearby.

From Watersmeet take the path signed Hillsford Bridge and head south on the east of the river.

In addition to berrying in the bog, I now also took the path up on to Mount Tumbledown again.

One group took the same path as the sea slugs did in more recent times and lost their shells altogether.

tread

Where before we saw only vaguely, now we begin to see things more clearly as we tread the esoteric path .

Radical activism was no hindrance to Chidley's treading the path to prosperity during the 1650s.

From those thousands who have trodden the same paths in earlier times, the energy is inexhaustible.

Two men stumbled along ahead of the wheels treading out a safe path across the seething grass.

Since then he has trod the well-worn path from radical to conservative.

But that, after all, is to tread a path that many trod.

After all, he is treading a very delicate path .

walk

As Troy walked along the path , he noticed it was very muddy, and covered with plants.

Had walked the path leading to a real other house.

Elaine walked up the garden path and he followed her.

As she walked along the path toward Talfinger Hall her friends fell into place around her.

The horrific attack happened in Middlesbrough as the victim was walking along an unlit path .

We bought into it, walking those tree-lined paths , leaving them to trip lightly over the greensward.

I met the old lady as I was walking down a steep path out of the village.

But at lunch he often walks a two-mile path around the Otis campus with co-workers.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

beat a path to sb's door

People are going to beat a path from all over to play these golf courses.

beat a path/track

I called on the Birth Grandmother to help me beat a path through the honyaek to the windows.

It has become such an attraction that local tour operators are beating a path to its door.

Most of the sites the company has in mind to visit are far off any beaten path.

Sights sight that's off the beaten track or when time is include Stratford-upon-Avon, Hadrian's Wall, limited.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path.

The students - and their professors - beat a path to his door.

They are off the beaten track.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

block sb's way/path/exit/escape etc

lead sb up the garden path

off the beaten track/path

Appenzell really is off the beaten track.

Away from the Algarve, it's not hard to get off the beaten track.

Soon it is not going to be so easy to get off the beaten path.

They are off the beaten track.

To say that Crenshaw is off the beaten path is an understatement.

Unusual interests, off the beaten track experiences should be of interest.

We kept off the beaten track, away from those traders who fixed high prices, for Shallot knew where to go.

Yet for most visitors from overseas, Windisch with its treasure is definitely off the beaten track.

retrace your steps/path/route etc

As he retraced his steps of the past day avoiding streets and roads, he stayed alert to the sounds around him.

Ellsworth, who had gone ahead, retraced his steps to shepherd the two through.

Frankie forgot the eggs and hurriedly retraced his steps.

He kept walking; there was little point in making them suspicious by turning round and retracing his steps.

It's an easy walk which can be extended as far as you wish without having to retrace your steps.

It is best to retrace your steps for the return journey.

There are several possible routes to choose - try retracing your steps as far as Suileag.

sb's paths cross

Our paths did not cross again until 1941.

smooth the way/path for sth

The company said it has assigned more than 2, 000 employees to help smooth the way for competition.

Well, you could break all the moulds by smoothing the way for Mary O'Rourke to come through as your successor.

stick to the path/road etc

For now she stuck to the road which took her to the right, towards the sea.

So please stick to the path at this site and hopefully nothing else will need to be done.

They clung to the towns, venturing out only by day, their big battalions sticking to the roads.

the line/path of least resistance

If you take the line of least resistance or fail to be consistent, you will actually make things worse.

Political will in such situations is a low explosive, blasting along the lines of least resistance .

Pretty soon, the water, which follows the path of least resistance , has its own plan for your driveway.

The priesthood built itself and if we help it along we are only following the line of least resistance .

Usually he just takes the line of least resistance .

When it constructs its tunnel underground the rabbit, naturally enough, takes the line of least resistance .

the primrose path

She had walked out of the corner-shop and set off on the primrose path, which led rapidly downhill.

That really is the primrose path.

tread a path

But that, after all, is to tread a path that many trod.

well-trodden path/track/route etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a path through the woods

A narrow path took us down to the river.

He lead me down a path to a farmhouse.

Mrs Smith was singing as she came up the garden path .

Students had worn a path across the courtyard.

the Earth's path around the sun

The tornado destroyed everything in its path .

Workers at the plant found their path was blocked by protesters.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And so, as she started down the path , she was alone.

But historic paths make a difference.

He turned slightly left, following the same path out as the last two times.

Her path failed to cross with Vitor's, yet throughout the afternoon Ashley remained constantly aware of him.

Louise walked ahead of him up the path carrying the pie in a wicker basket.

She led him stealthily up the path Rodomonte had taken to the summit.

Suddenly from above us a twenty-foot-long heavy log burst into view, careening down the path like a bobsled.

There are many alternative paths available to follow and many of these paths will turn out to be dead ends.

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