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way (noun)
1.
a) a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place
b) an opening for passage - this door is the only way out of the room
2.
the course traveled from one place to another - route asked the way to the museum
3.
a) a course (as a series of actions or sequence of events) leading in a direction or toward an objective - led the way to eventual open heart operations Current Biography
b) (1) a course of action - took the easy way out
(2) opportunity, capability, or fact of doing as one pleases - always manages to get her own way
c) a possible decision, action, or outcome - possibility they were rude—no two ways about it
4.
a) manner or method of doing or happening - admired her way of thinking , also method of accomplishing - means that's the way to do it
b) - feature respect in no way resembles her mother
c) a usually specified degree of participation in an activity or enterprise - active in real estate in a small way
5.
a) characteristic, regular, or habitual manner or mode of being, behaving, or happening - knows nothing of the ways of women
b) ability to get along well or perform well - she has a way with kids a way with words
6.
the length of a course - distance has come a long way in her studies still have a way to go
7.
movement or progress along a course - worked her way up the corporate ladder
8.
a) - direction is coming this way
b) - participant usually used in combination three-way discussion
9.
state of affairs - condition state that's the way things are
10.
a) an inclined structure upon which a ship is built or supported in launching
b) the guiding surfaces on the bed of a machine along which a table or carriage moves
11.
- category kind usually used in the phrase in the way of doesn't require much in the way of expensive equipment Forbes
12.
motion or speed of a ship or boat through the water method
way (adjective)
of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route
way (adverb)
1.
a) - away is way ahead of the class
b) by far - much ate way too much
c) - very way cool way excited
2.
all the way - pull the switch way back
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
way (adverb)
to a great degree
SYNONIMS:
achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly ( exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous, mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
RELATED WORDS:
absolutely, altogether, completely, downright, entirely, flat-out, fully, positively, purely, radically, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly; deeply, profoundly; exceptionally, notably, remarkably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially; appreciably, discernibly, markedly, noticeably, obviously, palpably, plainly, visibly; abundantly, plentifully; astronomically, grandly, monstrously, monumentally; excessively, obscenely, overmuch; amazingly, astonishingly, staggeringly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
meagerly, scantily; barely, hardly, just, marginally, minimally, scarcely
little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
way (noun)
1.
a passage cleared for public vehicular travel
SYNONIMS:
arterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway, drag, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, pike, road, roadway, route, row, street, thoroughfare, thruway, trace, turnpike
RELATED WORDS:
causeway; autobahn, autoroute, autostrada, dual carriageway [], interstate, motorway [], superhighway; beltway, bypass, parkway, ring road []; corniche, switchback; through street; high street [], Main Street; backstreet, branch, bystreet, byway, crossroad, secondary road, shunpike, side road, side street; alley, alleyway; circle, lane, laneway [], mews [], place; close [], cul-de-sac, dead end; corridor; track, trail
way (noun)
2.
a usual manner of behaving or doing
SYNONIMS:
custom, fashion, habitude, pattern, practice ( practise), ritual, second nature, trick, way, wont
RELATED WORDS:
addiction; disposition; bent, inclination, proclivity, set, tendency, tenor, turn; bag, convention, form, mode, style; usage, use; deportment, manners, mores; drill, groove, jog trot, regime ( régime), regimen, rote, routine, rut; affectation, airs, pose; attribute, characteristic, mark, trait; eccentricity, kink, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic
way (noun)
3.
an established course for traveling from one place to another
SYNONIMS:
approach, avenue, path, route, way
RELATED WORDS:
bypath, byway, lane, laneway []; artery, boulevard, bypass, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, passageway, pike, road, roadway, routeway [], row, street, thoroughfare, turnpike; walk, walkway; trace, track, trail; airway; bikeway, cycleway []; channel, gat, watercourse, waterway; door, doorway, gate, gateway, hatch, portal
way (noun)
4.
an established pattern of behavior
SYNONIMS:
aptness, proneness, propensity, way
RELATED WORDS:
affinity, aptitude, bent, disposition, inclination, leaning, mind-set, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, turn; custom, habit, pattern, practice ( practise), routine, wont; eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, trick
NEAR ANTONYMS:
averseness, disinclination, dislike, indisposition
way (noun)
5.
an extent or area available for or used up by some activity or thing
SYNONIMS:
elbow room, place, space, way
RELATED WORDS:
capacity, compass, range, scope; berth, clearance, freedom, latitude, leeway, play
way (noun)
6.
the direction along which something or someone moves
SYNONIMS:
course, line, pathway, route, routeway, steps, track, way
RELATED WORDS:
circle, circuit, loop, orbit; arc, flight path, trajectory; ascent, descent
way (noun)
7.
the means or procedure for doing something
SYNONIMS:
approach, fashion, form, how, manner, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, way
RELATED WORDS:
mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice ( practise), process, routine; policy
way (noun)
8.
the opening through which one can enter or leave a structure
SYNONIMS:
doorway, entrance, gate, gateway, way
RELATED WORDS:
hatch, hatchway
way (noun)
9.
the power, right, or opportunity to choose
SYNONIMS:
alternative, discretion, druthers, election, liberty, option, pick, preference, selection, volition, way
RELATED WORDS:
determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment ( judgement), perspicacity
NEAR ANTONYMS:
coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice
way (noun)
10.
the space or amount of space between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects
SYNONIMS:
lead, length, remove, spacing, spread, stretch, way
RELATED WORDS:
altitude, area, breadth, depth, height, rise, space, volume, width; extension, extent; cast, range, reach, scope, shot, sweep, throw; drop, fall, flight, haul; berth, clearance
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