from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A road, path, or highway affording passage from one place to another.
- noun An opening affording passage.
- noun Space to proceed.
- noun Opportunity to advance.
- noun A course that is or may be used in going from one place to another.
- noun Progress or travel along a certain route or in a specific direction.
- noun Informal Distance.
- noun A course of conduct or action.
- noun A manner or method of doing something: synonym: method.
- noun Used with a personal pronoun as the object of various verbs to indicate progress toward an objective.
- noun A usual or habitual manner or mode of being, living, or acting.
- noun An individual or personal manner of behaving, acting, or doing.
- noun A specific direction.
- noun A participant. Often used in combination.
- noun An aspect, particular, or feature.
- noun Nature or category.
- noun Freedom to do as one wishes.
- noun An aptitude or facility.
- noun A state or condition.
- noun Vicinity.
- noun A longitudinal strip on a surface that serves to guide a moving machine part.
- noun Nautical The structure on which a ship is built and from which it slides when launched.
- adverb Informal By a great distance or to a great degree; far.
- adverb Slang Very; extremely.
- adverb Informal From this place; away.
- adverb Informal Used in response to no way to indicate affirmation contradicting a negative assertion.
- idiom (all the way) From beginning to end; completely.
- idiom (by the way) Incidentally.
- idiom (by way of) Through; via.
- idiom (by way of) As a means of.
- idiom ((one's)/the) To inconvenience oneself in doing something beyond what is required.
- idiom (in a way) To a certain extent; with reservations.
- idiom (in a way) From one point of view.
- idiom (in the way) In a position to obstruct, hinder, or interfere.
- idiom (no way) Certainly not.
- idiom ((one's)/the) In the process of coming, going, or traveling.
- idiom (on the way) On the route of a journey.
- idiom (out of the way) In such a position as not to obstruct, hinder, or interfere.
- idiom (out of the way) Taken care of; disposed of.
- idiom (out of the way) In a remote location.
- idiom (out of the way) Of an unusual character; remarkable.
- idiom (out of the way) Improper; amiss.
- idiom (the way) In the manner that.
- idiom (under way) In motion or operation.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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That said, looking at this crowd, I think it was way, * way* more than the published guestimate of 200,000.
August 24, 2009 at 11:28 am hee hee. ai had to go bak and reed taht agin. taht is purty funnee. ***waves grey floofy paw inna way ober der across the us way***
He just lies there, in his quiet pillow man way, on top of my lilac duvet (~because you always liked it best on top in your not so quiet way~)
I don't wanna be this way, but I really do not know any other way~ and yet, then why am I so afraid to die?
Fifteen years ago maybe they would have had the clout to start pushing digital reading devices something that's way, _way_ overdue, and not because it's a terrible idea at its root like the flying car, but they probably don't now.
They had so many dead bodies coming from the Ninth Ward up our way and they had people that was drowned up my way, [I was] pushing them out the way .
But things have a funny way of going the opposite way
I got the kickback ten minutes later, and the scene went from way off to way, _way_ off.
QUOTATION: Upon the standard to which the wise and honest will now repair it is written: You have lived the easy way; henceforth, you will live the hard way .
"In some way she had found out that Jerry Belknap was a man to be bought; she obtained an interview with him, and offered him two thousand dollars if he would _get John Burrill out of her way_!"