Meaning of PATH in English

/ pɑːθ; NAmE pæθ/ (also path·way ) noun


a way or track that is built or is made by the action of people walking :

a concrete path

the garden path

Follow the path through the woods.

to walk along a path

The path led up a steep hill.

a coastal path

—see also footpath


a line along which sb/sth moves; the space in front of sb/sth as they move

SYN way :

He threw himself into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

The avalanche forced its way down the mountain, crushing everything in its path .

Three men blocked her path.

—see also flight path


a plan of action or a way of achieving sth :

a career path

the path to success


see beat verb , cross verb , lead (I) verb , primrose , smooth verb



Old English pæth , of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch pad , German Pfad , of unknown ultimate origin.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.