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EN[weɪ] [-eɪ]
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  • 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
                • "The mighty Goliahs of Rome, by this way of vilipendency hope to give our clergy's flesh to be food for the fowls of the air" - Waterhouse, Apology for Learning, p. 149
                • ... explicitly clear, in the way that 10 Downing Street has made it clear in the case of city academies, that it is perfectly legitimate to put people in the House of Lords ...
                • Something about the way he said that made me just bust a gut: I practically died laughing!
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • That was probably one of the painfully worst movies I've seen in a looooong while. But entertaining in that B-movieish way.
                • I don't give a tinker's cuss about your opinions, I'm doing it my way.
                • The All Blacks drove upfield, using up the remaining moments, and when Joubert blew for another French infringement, the biggest party in New Zealand's history was under 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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                        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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