HyperDic: way

English > 13 senses of the word way:
NOUNattributeway, manner, mode, style, fashionhow something is done or how it happens
actway, means, agencyhow a result is obtained or an end is achieved
locationway, directiona line leading to a place or point
statewaythe condition of things generally
actway, path, way of lifea course of conduct
artifactwayany artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
actwaya journey or passage
quantityway, room, elbow roomspace for movement
attributewaythe property of distance in general
cognitionwaydoing as one pleases or chooses
cognitionwaya general category of things
possessionwaya portion of something divided into shares
ADVERBallway, right smartto a great degree or by a great distance
way > pronunciation
Soundswey'
Rhymesairway ... Zimbabwe: 74 rhymes with wey...
English > way: 13 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningHow something is done or how it happens.
Example "a lonely way of life"
Synonymsmanner, mode, style, fashion
Narrowerartistic style, idiomThe style of a particular artist or school or movement
drapeThe manner in which fabric hangs or falls
fitThe manner in which something fits
formA particular mode in which something is manifested
life style, life-style, lifestyle, modus vivendiA manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
responseThe manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
setupThe way something is organized or arranged
touch, signatureA distinguishing style
wiseA way of doing or being
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
Spanishestilo, forma, guisa, manera, moda, modo, vía
Catalanestil, forma, manera, moda, mode
English > way: 13 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningHow a result is obtained or an end is achieved.
Example "the true way to success"
Synonymsmeans, agency
Narrowerdesperate measuredesperate actions taken as a means to an end
dintinterchangeable with 'means' in the expression 'by means of'
escapeA means or way of escaping / escaping / escaping
expedientA means to an end
fast trackA rapid means of achieving a goal
instrument, toolThe means whereby some act is accomplished
open sesameAny very successful means of achieving a result
roadA way or means to achieve something
salvationA means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
stepping stoneAny means of advancement
toothA means of enforcement
voiceA means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated
wingsA means of flight or ascent
Broaderimplementation, effectuationThe act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something)
Spanishcamino, forma, manera, medio, modo
Catalanforma, manera, mode
English > way: 13 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningA line leading to a place or point.
Example "didn't know the way home"
Synonymdirection
Narrowerbearing, heading, aimThe direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
course, trendgeneral line of orientation
east-west directionIn a direction parallel with lines of latitude
north-south directionIn a direction parallel with lines of longitude
qiblaThe direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers
tendency, trendA general direction in which something tends to move
Broaderpath, route, itineraryAn established line of travel or access
Spanishcamino, curso, dirección, rumbo, sentido, trayectoria
Catalancamí, direcció, rumb, sentit, trajectòria
English > way: 13 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe condition of things generally.
Examples
  • "that's the way it is"
  • "I felt the same way"
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
English > way: 13 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA course of conduct.
Example "we went our separate ways"
Synonymspath, way of life
NarrowerSunnah, Sunna, hadith(Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran
ambages(archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action
primrose pathA life of ease / ease and pleasure
straight and narrow, strait and narrowThe way of proper and honest behavior
warpathA course leading to warfare or battle
Broadercourse, course of actionA mode of action
Spanishcamino, estilo de vida, senda, trayectoria, vía, vida
Catalancamí, manera de vida, vida
English > way: 13 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningAny artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another.
Example"he said he was looking for the way out"
Part oftransportation system, transportation, transitA facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
Partswayside, roadsideEdge of a way or road or path
Narroweraccess, approachA way of entering or leaving
laneA narrow way or road
passageA way through or along which someone or something may pass
pathA way especially designed for a particular use
road, routeAn open way (generally public) for travel or transportation / transportation
stairway, staircaseA way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
watercourse, waterwayA conduit through which water flows
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishcamino, trayectoria, vía
Catalancamí, trajectòria, via
English > way: 13 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA journey or passage.
Example"they are on the way"
Broaderjourney, journeyingThe act of traveling from one place to another
Spanishcamino, ruta, trayecto
Catalancamí, ruta, trajecte
English > way: 13 senses > noun 8, quantity
MeaningSpace for movement.
Example "make way for"
Synonymsroom, elbow room
Narrowerbreathing room, breathing spacesufficient room for easy breathing or movement
headroom, headway, clearanceVertical space available to allow easy passage under something
houseroomSpace for accommodation in a house
living space, lebensraumSpace sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
parkingSpace in which vehicles can be parked
sea roomSpace for maneuver at sea
seating, seats, seating room, seating areaAn area that includes places where several people can sit
standing roomroom for passengers or spectators to stand
Broaderposition, spatial relationThe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
Spanishespacio, sitio
Catalanespai
English > way: 13 senses > noun 9, attribute
MeaningThe property of distance in general.
Examples
  • "it's a long way to Moscow"
  • "he went a long ways"
BroaderdistanceThe property created by the space between two objects or points
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > way: 13 senses > noun 10, cognition
MeaningDoing as one pleases or chooses.
Example"if I had my way"
Broaderchoice, pick, selectionThe person or thing chosen or selected
English > way: 13 senses > noun 11, cognition
MeaningA general category of things; used in the expression 'in the way of'.
Example"they didn't have much in the way of clothing"
BroadercategoryA general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
English > way: 13 senses > noun 12, possession
MeaningA portion of something divided into shares.
Example"they split the loot three ways"
Broadershare, portion, part, percentageassets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
Spanishparte
English > way: 13 senses > adverb 1
MeaningTo a great degree or by a great distance; very much ('right smart' is regional in the United States).
Examples
  • "way over budget"
  • "way off base"
Synonymright smart
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Catalanextremadament, molt

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