Definitions for way

Definitions for (noun) way

Main entry: agency, means, way

Definition: how a result is obtained or an end is achieved

Usage: a means of control; an example is the best agency of instruction; the true way to success

Main entry: way

Definition: a journey or passage

Usage: they are on the way

Main entry: path, way, way of life

Definition: a course of conduct

Usage: the path of virtue; we went our separate ways; our paths in life led us apart; genius usually follows a revolutionary path

Main entry: way

Definition: any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

Usage: he said he was looking for the way out

Main entry: way, style, manner, fashion, mode

Definition: how something is done or how it happens

Usage: 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

Main entry: way

Definition: the property of distance in general

Usage: it's a long way to Moscow; he went a long ways

Main entry: way

Definition: doing as one pleases or chooses

Usage: if I had my way

Main entry: way

Definition: a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'

Usage: they didn't have much in the way of clothing

Main entry: direction, way

Definition: a line leading to a place or point

Usage: he looked the other direction; didn't know the way home

Main entry: way

Definition: a portion of something divided into shares

Usage: they split the loot three ways

Main entry: elbow room, room, way

Definition: space for movement

Usage: room to pass; make way for; hardly enough elbow room to turn around

Main entry: way

Definition: the condition of things generally

Usage: that's the way it is; I felt the same way

Definitions for (adv) way

Main entry: way, right smart

Definition: to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)

Usage: way over budget; way off base; the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on

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