way


way
I
[[t]weɪ[/t]]
n.
1) manner, mode, or fashion: to reply in a polite way
2) characteristic or habitual manner: Her way is to work quietly and never complain
3) a method, plan, or means for attaining a goal: to find a way to reduce costs
4) a respect or particular: defective in several ways
5) a direction or vicinity: There's a drought out our way
6) passage or progress on a course: Lead the way
7) Often, ways. distance: They've come a long way
8) a path or course: the shortest way to town
9) a road, passage, or channel (usu. used in combination): highway; waterway
10) Often, ways. a habit or custom: to cling to the ways of the old country
11) one's preferred manner of acting or doing:
He always gets his own way[/ex]
12) condition; state: He's in a bad way
13) the range or extent of one's experience or notice: the best idea that's come my way
14) space for passing or advancing: to clear a way through the crowd
15) a course of life, action, or experience: the way of transgressors
16) Naut.
a) navig. ways, two or more ramps that a hull slides along in being launched
b) naut. movement or passage through the water
17) mac Mach. a longitudinal strip, as in a planer, guiding a moving part along a surface
18) sl. very; really:
That car is way cool![/ex]
19) sl. very; really:
Her new bike is way cool![/ex]
Etymology: bef. 900; ME wei(gh) e, wai, OE weg, c. OOHG weg, ON vegr, Go wigs; akin to wain, weigh way′less, adj. syn: See method II
way
[[t]weɪ[/t]] adv.
1) Also, 'way. away; from this or that place: Go way
2) to a great degree or at quite a distance; far: way too heavy; way down the road
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME, aph. var. of away

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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