way Definition

  • 1a method, style, or manner of doing something
  • 2a road, track, path, or street for traveling along
  • 3a route or direction

Using way: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "way" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    There's no way we can finish this project on time.

  • Example

    She has a unique way of painting that is admired by many.

  • Example

    The quickest way to get there is by taking the highway.

way Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for way

Idioms Using way

  • to have a talent or skill for dealing with people or things in a particular way


    She has a way with words that makes her a great writer.

  • blocking or obstructing someone or something


    The fallen tree was in the way, so we had to find another route.

  • to be the first to do something or to show others how to do it


    The coach led the way by demonstrating the proper technique.

Phrases with way

  • used to introduce a new topic or to add information to a previous statement


    By the way, have you heard about the new restaurant that just opened?

  • go out of one's way

    to make an extra effort to do something for someone


    He went out of his way to help me with my project.

  • lose one's way

    to become lost or confused


    I think we've lost our way. We should ask for directions.

Origins of way

from Old English 'weg', related to German 'Weg'


Summary: way in Brief

The term 'way' [weɪ] refers to a method or manner of doing something, a road or path for traveling, or a route or direction. It can be used in phrases like 'by the way,' 'go out of one's way,' and 'lose one's way.' Idioms include 'have a way with,' 'in the way,' and 'lead the way.'

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