from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A trodden track or way.
  • noun A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose.
  • noun The route or course along which something travels or moves.
  • noun A course of action or conduct.
  • noun A sequence of commands or a link between points that is needed to reach a particular goal.
  • noun A pathname.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A way beaten or trodden by the feet of men or beasts; a track formed incidentally by passage or traffic between places rather than expressly made to accommodate traffic; a narrow or unimportant road; a footway; hence, in a more general sense, any road, way, or route.
  • noun The way, course, or track which an animal or any other thing follows in the air, in water, or in space: as, the path of a fish in the sea or of a bird in the air; the path of a planet or comet; the path of a meteor.
  • noun Figuratively, course in life; course of action, conduct, or procedure.
  • noun Synonyms and Track, Trail, etc. See way.
  • noun Abbreviations of pathology, pathological.
  • To tread; walk or go in; follow.
  • To mark out a path for; guide.
  • To pave.
  • To go as in a path; walk abroad.
  • [Some commentators, instead of path, suggest hadst, march, put, pass, or pace.]

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one).
  • intransitive verb rare To walk or go.
  • noun A trodden way; a footway.
  • noun A way, course, or track, in which anything moves or has moved; route; passage; an established way. Also used figuratively, of a course of life or action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
  • noun a course taken.
  • noun paganism A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.
  • noun a metaphorical course.
  • noun a method or direction of proceeding.
  • noun computing a human-readable specification for a location within a hierarchical or tree-like structure, such as a file system or as part of a URL
  • noun graph theory a sequence of vertices from one vertex to another using the arcs (edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path, where only the first and the last vertex are the same).
  • noun topology a continuous map from the unit interval to a topological space .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
  • noun an established line of travel or access
  • noun a way especially designed for a particular use
  • noun a course of conduct


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

[Middle English, from Old English pæth; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English pæþ, from Proto-Germanic *paþaz (compare West Frisian paad, Dutch pad, German Pfad), from Scytho-Sarmatian (compare Avestan pɑntɑ, gen. pɑθɑ 'way', Old Persian pɑthi-), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (compare English find). More at find.


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  • This prejudice, although in the treatment of the diseases before us, it is founded on no other reasons but ignorance, lack of courage and the habit of travelling the old trodden path -- the same _regular path_ which thousands and millions have travelled not to return -- neither you, dear reader, nor I, shall be able to conquer by words.

    Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms Charles Munde

  • Moreover, whatever knowledge or purpose the path exhibits must be _in the path_, must be a property of the atoms of which it is composed.

    Life and Matter A Criticism of Professor Haeckel's 'Riddle of the Universe' Oliver Lodge 1895

  • Absolute physical path "driver:\path" is not allowed in system.webServer/httpErrors section in web.config file.

    Site Home dsifof 2010

  • You can do this by adding this snippet to your. vimrc: import vim for p in sys. path: if os. path.isdir (p): vim. command (r "set path+ = % s" % (p. replace ( "", r "\")))

    Planet openSUSE 2010

  • If you want to copy a file using SCP and the remote path contains spaces, you do it this way: scp - r username@servername: "/ some / path\\ with\\ spaces".

    Sun Bloggers 2009

  • Replace the place holder @@@path to ipmi password file@@@ in the configuration of the cloud adapter by the path to the IPMI password file.

    Sun Bloggers 2009

  • FileSelectFile, path, 1, C: \ clipboard = \% path\% if path!

    AutoHotkey Community 2008

  • FileSelectFile, path, 1, C: \ clipboard = \% path\% if path!

    AutoHotkey Community 2008

  • The cmdlet retrieves all the table objects in the tables collection that is specified in the SMO path ($path).

    Simple Talk rss feed 2008

  • & s path: = [dir [pathname % path%]] & end a % path% type Now attached to % path%

    Introduction to the Primos Operating System by Violence of The VOID Hackers 1989


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  • A path is little more than a habit that comes with knowledge of a place. Wendell Berry "A Native Hill"

    July 19, 2008

  • Even when there is a path, Grasshopper, you must find your own way.

    January 11, 2010

  • When I ran in 1992 I talked about income inequality. And one of my proudest achievements was that, in my second term, the income of the bottom twenty per cent of the workforce, in percentage terms, increased as much as the top twenty per cent….We did it by empowering and expanding the middle class and allowing poor people to path into it.

    -- Bill Clinton in an interview on NBC

    November 8, 2011

  • Bleurgh.

    November 8, 2011