American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. In motion or operation.
- adv. Already commenced or initiated; in progress.
- adv. Nautical Neither anchored nor moored to a fixed object.
GNU Webster's 1913
- prep. (Naut.) in a condition to make progress; having started.
- adv. in motion; set in motion
“With the Space Age under way and the X-15 and Mercury spacecraft now flying, the school had just changed its name to the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School ARPS and begun to build a program designed to train U.S. military test pilots for spaceflight.”
“Since The Carriers had been under way for over 24 hours, their location was about 200 miles east of Hitokappu Bay in the North Pacific.”
“She waited in silence for the several minutes it took him to contact the Thelkan shipmaster and to make his preparations to get the Pharaon under way again before saying anything.”
“Within ten minutes his instructions for the dispatch of batteries to the salient were given to Major Richard C. M. Page, and Page got the guns under way with promptness and speed.”
“Asa Mathat for The Wall Street Journal Regina Dugan, Executive Chairman, Google One theme was established early, when the opening-night speaker, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt , declared that there was a new platform war under way in tech, being fought by a "Gang of Four" companies with scale, speed and creativity: Apple , Amazon , Facebook and Google.”
“If needles are not your thing, studies are under way to examine the effectiveness of acupressure alone for weight loss.”
“AS THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY got under way late that summer in 1980, Americans for a second year in a row were trying to cope with the ruthless effects of double-digit inflation, which was eating away at their savings, their paychecks, and their way of life like a horde of locusts.”
“One such vanguard venture in the works for those with neurological autoimmune diseases is now under way at Johns Hopkins Hospital, under the direction of Dr. Ahmet Hoke, associate professor and director of the Division of Neuromuscular Diseases of the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience.”
“Other AvalonBay developments recently opened or are under way in Long Island—one with 349 apartments in Rockville Centre and the other with about 200 in Mitchel Field.”
“This investigation in Colombia was the first diffusion study in a peasant village in Latin America, Africa, or Asia although a diffusion study by Syed Rahim was under way in Bangladesh at about the same time.”
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