Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Variant of way. See Usage Note at way.

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  • n. Plural form of way.
  • n. The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.
  • n. A distance.

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Examples

  • -- _Study carefully the Definitions and the Remark above, and then compose sentences in which a noun or a pronoun shall be put in the nominative case in four ways; in the objective in five ways; in the possessive in two ways_.

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition

  • I would begin now to advise you to drop all correspondence with William; but, as I said before, as I cannot enter into your feelings and views of things, _your ways not being my ways_, why should I tell you what I would do in your situation?

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • The International Monetary Fund took an unusual step this week in officially sanctioning capital control efforts such as Brazil's as short term ways to offset overseas currency pressure.

    Brazil Adds Tax on Foreign Loans

  • Down this forum a ways is a discussion about ponds and stuff.

    Waterproofing Question

  • In fact the English word ways been used in a closer sense.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • They were in ways quite different from the women he liked best -- the elderly women, the spinsters and the bespectacled maidens, and the very serious women of all ages whom he met on church and library and kindergarten committees, who came meekly to him for contributions and advice.

    The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii:The House of Pride

  • She had her way with Frederick in ways that in Mary would have been impossible.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • The story really suits the project, in ways you'll see if you buy a piece.

    Friday!

  • We were all tired and disorganized, and it all got piled on me in ways most of you didn't see, and I can't do that again.

    Monday

  • If we teach women that there are only certain ways they may acceptably behave, we should not be surprised when they behave in those ways.

    Thor's Day

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