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    way - Dictionary definition and meaning for word way

    Definition
    (noun) how something is done or how it happens
    Synonyms : fashion , manner , mode , style
    Example Sentence
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
    Definition
    (noun) how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    Synonyms : agency , means
    Example Sentence
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success
    Definition
    (noun) a line leading to a place or point
    Synonyms : direction
    Example Sentence
    • he looked the other direction
    • didn't know the way home
    Definition
    (noun) the condition of things generally
    Example Sentence
    • that's the way it is
    • I felt the same way
    Definition
    (noun) a course of conduct
    Synonyms : path , way of life
    Example Sentence
    • the path of virtue
    • we went our separate ways
    • our paths in life led us apart
    • genius usually follows a revolutionary path
    Definition
    (noun) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
    Example Sentence
    • he said he was looking for the way out
    Definition
    (noun) a journey or passage
    Example Sentence
    • they are on the way
    Definition
    (noun) space for movement
    Synonyms : elbow room , room
    Example Sentence
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around
    Definition
    (noun) the property of distance in general
    Example Sentence
    • it's a long way to Moscow
    • he went a long ways
    Definition
    (noun) doing as one pleases or chooses
    Example Sentence
    • if I had my way
    Definition
    (noun) a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'
    Example Sentence
    • they didn't have much in the way of clothing
    Definition
    (noun) a portion of something divided into shares
    Example Sentence
    • they split the loot three ways
    Definition
    (adv) to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)
    Synonyms : right smart
    Example Sentence
    • way over budget
    • way off base
    • the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on
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