Associations to the word «Way»


WAY, noun. (heading) To do with a place or places.
WAY, noun. A road, a direction, a (physical or conceptual) path from one place to another.
WAY, noun. A means to enter or leave a place.
WAY, noun. A roughly-defined geographical area.
WAY, noun. A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.
WAY, noun. (heading) Personal interaction.
WAY, noun. Possibility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way').
WAY, noun. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct.
WAY, noun. (paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.
WAY, noun. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.
WAY, noun. A degree, an amount, a sense.
WAY, noun. (US) (As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.
WAY, noun. (plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.
WAY, noun. (plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.
WAY, interjection. (only in reply to no way) It is true.
WAY, verb. (obsolete) To travel.
WAY, adverb. (informal) (with comparative or modified adjective) Much.
WAY, adverb. (slang) (with positive adjective) Very.
WAY, adverb. (informal) Far.
WAY, noun. The name of the letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.
WAY, proper noun. Christianity (in translations of texts from the 1st century AD, notably the Acts of the Apostles)
WAY, proper noun. (Sussex) the South Downs Way
WAY, proper noun. A surname​.
WAY BACK WHEN, noun. (idiomatic) A time in the distant past.
WAY BILL, noun. Alternative spelling of waybill
WAY IN, noun. An entrance
WAY OF ALL FLESH, noun. (euphemistic) Death; mortality.
WAY OF LIFE, noun. A style of living that reflects the attitudes of a person or group; a lifestyle
WAY OF ST. JAMES, proper noun. Any of the pilgrimage routes to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great, in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
WAY OF THE CROSS, noun. A series of pictures/statues depicting the Stations of the Cross, as laid out around a church, along a road etc.
WAY OF THE WORLD, noun. (sometimes pluralized) (almost always preceded by the) The manner, often unavoidable or displeasing, in which events usually unfold or in which people usually behave.
WAY OFF, adjective. Remote; far; distant (in space)
WAY OFF, adjective. Remote; far in the future
WAY OUT, noun. An exit
WAY OUT, noun. (figurative) A solution
WAY OUT, noun. Far from shore, home, or other familiar place
WAY OUT, noun. (US) Alternative spelling of way-out
WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG, noun. (idiomatic) (formulaic) A minimal level of competence or effectiveness, as used in phrases where one is unable to perform.
WAY STATION, noun. A small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal.
WAY STATION, noun. (figuratively) A service area or temporary lodging used during a longer journey.
WAY TO GO, interjection. (idiomatic) an expression of congratulations, encouragement, or approval
WAY TO GO, noun. A route, course of action; a preferred decision or choice.
WAY TO RUN A RAILROAD, noun. (US) Method of managing a complex operation.

Dictionary definition

WAY, noun. How something is done or how it happens; "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".
WAY, noun. How a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success".
WAY, noun. A line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home".
WAY, noun. The condition of things generally; "that's the way it is"; "I felt the same way".
WAY, noun. A course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path".
WAY, noun. Any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out".
WAY, noun. A journey or passage; "they are on the way".
WAY, noun. Space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around".
WAY, noun. The property of distance in general; "it's a long way to Moscow"; "he went a long ways".
WAY, noun. Doing as one pleases or chooses; "if I had my way".
WAY, noun. A general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'; "they didn't have much in the way of clothing".
WAY, noun. A portion of something divided into shares; "they split the loot three ways".
WAY, adverb. To a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States); "way over budget"; "way off base"; "the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery