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way meaning

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  • Way may refer to: Wayob, plural form (singular way), WAY-FM Network, a network of Christian music radio stations in the United States WAY FM (Michigan), the tradename of a group of radio stations owned by Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • NounPLways
    1. (heading) To do with a place or places.
      1. Do you know the way to the airport?   Come this way and I'll show you a shortcut.   It's a long way from here. ‎
      2. We got into the cinema through the back way. ‎
      3. If you're ever 'round this way, come over and visit me. ‎
    2. A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.
      1. You're going about it the wrong way.   He's known for his quirky ways.   I don't like the way she looks at me. ‎
    3. (heading) Personal interaction.
      1. There's no way I'm going to clean up after you. ‎
      2. My little sister always whines until she gets her way. ‎
    4. (paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.
      1. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.
        1. A degree, an amount, a sense.
          1. In a large way, crocodiles and alligators are similar. ‎
        2. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.
          1. Way to ruin the moment, guys. ‎
        3. (plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.
          1. By the time the Mauretania was ready for launching a total weight of 16,800 tons was standing in the berth, and this represented the heaviest weight that had ever been sent down the ways up to that time.
        4. (plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.
          1. The name of the letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.
          2. VerbSGwaysPRwayingPT, PPwayed
            1. OBS To travel.
            2. Adverb
              1. INF (with comparative or modified adjective) Much.
                1. I'm way too tired to do that.
                2. I'm a way better singer than she.
              2. SLA (with positive adjective) Very.
                1. I'm way tired
                2. String theory is way cool, except for the math.
              3. INF Far.
                1. I used to live way over there.
                2. The farmhouse is way down the bottom of the hill.
            3. Interjection
              1. (only in reply to no way) It is true.
                1. We repeated this ritual of “no way - way, no way - way” over the years.
            4. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • He's an adrenaline junky: He thirsts for excitement the way an alocholic thirsts for alcohol.
                • Well, last summer, I was out that way among the lakes that lie sleeping in beauty, and along the streams that flow through the old woods, playing the savage and vagabondizing in a promiscuous way.
                • Robin van Persie scored his 99th and 100th goals for Arsenal as the Gunners returned to winning ways with a deserved victory over 10-man Bolton.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • I wonder if I can beg off going to the meeting that day, since it will take me an extra 2 hours out of my way.
                • Cryptoviral extortion is a new form of financial terrorism that consists of inserting fragments of malicious code to encipher data rather than damage it in other ways.
                • We construct multibump solutions that connect one integer point to another one in a prescribed way.

            Meaning of way for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "way" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adverbs
                • Degree adverbs
                  • Uncomparable adverbs
                  • Interjections
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Pluralia tantum
                        • Verbs
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