Meaning of WAY in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English weg; akin to Old High German weg ~, Old English wegan to move, Latin vehere to carry, via ~ Date: before 12th century 1. a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place, an opening for passage , the course traveled from one place to another ; route , 3. a course (as a series of actions or sequence of events) leading in a direction or toward an objective , b. a course of action , opportunity, capability, or fact of doing as one pleases , a possible decision, action, or outcome ; possibility , 4. manner or method of doing or happening , feature , respect , a usually specified degree of participation in an activity or enterprise , 5. characteristic, regular, or habitual manner or mode of being, behaving, or happening , ability to get along well or perform well , the length of a course ; distance , movement or progress along a course , 8. direction , participant , state of affairs ; condition , state , 10. an inclined structure upon which a ship is built or supported in launching, the guiding surfaces on the bed of a machine along which a table or carriage moves, category , kind , motion or speed of a ship or boat through the water, see: method II. adjective Date: 1799 of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route, III. adverb Date: 1849 1. a~ 7 , by far ; much , very 2 , all the ~

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