1. [ noun ] how something is done or how it happens
Synonyms: style manner fashion mode

"her dignified manner" "his rapid manner of talking" "their nomadic mode of existence" "in the characteristic New York style" "a lonely way of life" "in an abrasive fashion"

Related terms: property wise life_style touch fit form artistic_style setup drape stylize
2. [ noun ] how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
Synonyms: means agency

"a means of control" "an example is the best agency of instruction" "the true way to success"

Related terms: implementation instrument voice road wings open_sesame salvation tooth escape desperate_measure expedient stepping_stone fast_track dint
3. [ noun ] (transportation) a journey or passage

"they are on the way"

Related terms: journey
4. [ noun ] the condition of things generally

"that's the way it is" or "I felt the same way"

Related terms: condition
5. [ noun ] a course of conduct
Synonyms: way_of_life path

"the path of virtue" "we went our separate ways" "our paths in life led us apart" "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"

Related terms: course straight_and_narrow hadith vanity_fair warpath ambages primrose_path free-living
6. [ noun ] any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

Related terms: artifact road stairway path passage lane access watercourse transportation_system wayside
7. [ noun ] (transportation) a line leading to a place or point
Synonyms: direction

: "he looked the other direction" "didn't know the way home"

Related terms: path tendency course bearing qibla
8. [ noun ] the property of distance in general
Synonyms: ways

"it's a long way to Moscow" (colloquial) "he went a long ways"

Related terms: distance colloquialism
9. [ noun ] (psychology) doing as one pleases or chooses

: "if I had my way"

Related terms: choice
10. [ noun ] a general category of things; used in the expression "in the way of"

: "they didn't have much in the way of clothing"

Related terms: category
11. [ noun ] space for movement
Synonyms: room elbow_room

"room to pass" "make way for": "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

Related terms: position living_space parking breathing_room headroom standing_room houseroom sea_room seating
12. [ adverb ] (informal) to a great degree or by a great distance; very much
Synonyms: right_smart

"way over budget" "way off base" "right smart" is regional (US S and Midland) as in "the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on"

Related terms: colloquialism
13. [ noun ] a portion of something divided into shares

: "the split the loot three ways"

Related terms: share
14. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2605
Similar spelling:   Waye