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way meaning

EN[weɪ] [-eɪ]
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WWay
  • Way may refer to:
  • Wayob, plural form (singular way), spirit companions appearing in mythology and folklore of Maya peoples of the Yucatán Peninsula
  • WAY-FM Network, a network of Christian music radio stations in the United States
  • WAY FM (Michigan), the tradename of a group of radio stations owned by Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • a road, path or pathway, including long distance paths like the South Downs Way and the Cotswold Way.
  • a straight rail or track on a machine tool (such as that on the bed of a lathe) on which part of the machine slides
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    Definition of way in English Dictionary

  • NounPLways
    1. (heading) To do with a place or places.
      1. Do you know the way to the airport?   Come this way and I'll show you a shortcut.   It's a long way from here. ‎
      2. We got into the cinema through the back way. ‎
      3. If you're ever 'round this way, come over and visit me. ‎
    2. A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.
      1. You're going about it the wrong way.   He's known for his quirky ways.   I don't like the way she looks at me. ‎
    3. (heading) Personal interaction.
      1. There's no way I'm going to clean up after you. ‎
      2. My little sister always whines until she gets her way. ‎
    4. (paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.
      1. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.
        1. A degree, an amount, a sense.
          1. In a large way, crocodiles and alligators are similar. ‎
        2. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.
          1. Way to ruin the moment, guys. ‎
        3. (plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.
          1. By the time the Mauretania was ready for launching a total weight of 16,800 tons was standing in the berth, and this represented the heaviest weight that had ever been sent down the ways up to that time.
        4. (plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.
          1. The name of the letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.
          2. VerbSGwaysPRwayingPT, PPwayed
            1. OBS To travel.
            2. Adverb
              1. INF (with comparative or modified adjective) Much.
                1. I'm way too tired to do that.
                2. I'm a way better singer than she.
              2. SLA (with positive adjective) Very.
                1. I'm way tired
                2. String theory is way cool, except for the math.
              3. INF Far.
                1. I used to live way over there.
                2. The farmhouse is way down the bottom of the hill.
            3. Interjection
              1. (only in reply to no way) It is true.
                1. We repeated this ritual of “no way - way, no way - way” over the years.
            4. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Finally, this fair is multiplicitous in ways that few others are anymore.
                • Softminded individuals among us feel that the only way to deal with oppression is by adjusting to it.
                • Junior varsity couldn't play their way out of a paper bag in comparison.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • I don't know how much seatbelts protect you from accidents, but I certainly don't want to find out the hard way, so I use them either way.
                • . . . and no sooner had they septembrized France, than they would cross over, and, with the assistance of the travelling Orator, and the Spenceans, septembrize us in the same way.
                • It's a small thing, really, to leave towels unfolded, but it rubs him the wrong way.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adverbs
                • Degree adverbs
                  • Uncomparable adverbs
                  • Interjections
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Pluralia tantum
                        • Verbs
                        Related Links:
                        1. en ways
                        2. en wayside
                        3. en wayward
                        4. en wayne
                        5. en wayfarer
                        Source: Wiktionary
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                        Meaning of way for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "way" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb.
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