[ US /ˈweɪ/ ]
[ UK /wˈe‍ɪ/ ]
  1. a course of conduct
    the path of virtue
    our paths in life led us apart
    genius usually follows a revolutionary path
    we went our separate ways
  2. the property of distance in general
    he went a long ways
    it's a long way to Moscow
  3. the condition of things generally
    that's the way it is
    I felt the same way
  4. doing as one pleases or chooses
    if I had my way
  5. a journey or passage
    they are on the way
  6. a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'
    they didn't have much in the way of clothing
  7. a line leading to a place or point
    he looked the other direction
    didn't know the way home
  8. a portion of something divided into shares
    they split the loot three ways
  9. any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
    he said he was looking for the way out
  10. thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end
    a means of control
    an example is the best agency of instruction
    the true way to success
  11. space for movement
    make way for
    hardly enough elbow room to turn around
    room to pass
  12. how something is done or how it happens
    in the characteristic New York style
    their nomadic mode of existence
    a lonely way of life
    her dignified manner
    in an abrasive fashion
    his rapid manner of talking
  1. to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)
    way off base
    the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on
    way over budget
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How To Use way In A Sentence

  • While on the way thither she fell in with a polacre-rigged ship flying the The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)
  • Blackpool Scorpions notched their first away win of the season against a good attacking Leigh team.
  • Three tall memorial archways inscribed with Chinese characters stand outside the temple.
  • It sparked to life in the second act, when the symbolism gave way to themes of lust and sexual temptation.
  • People in no way adhere to regular social conventions online. Times, Sunday Times
  • I just know that one beer bash was fine, two was tolerable, and the third was just a way to eat up time on Memorial Day.
  • The protests were going on about 1 kilometers away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gass used among them, towards Salehi St. The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me. Iran Election Live-Blogging (Saturday June 20 Part II)
  • The firms restructured in different ways. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is the way they keep their finger on the pulse and keep in touch with their audience.
  • I didn't know my success was going to be so big and that I would become 'the subtractor', always subtracting six years. Life and style | guardian.co.uk
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