English noun: way
|1.||way (attribute) how something is done or how it happens|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||fashion, manner, mode, style|
|Narrower (hyponym)||artistic style, drape, fit, form, idiom, life style, life-style, lifestyle, modus vivendi, response, setup, signature, touch, wise|
|2.||way (act) how a result is obtained or an end is achieved|
|Samples||A means of control.|
An example is the best agency of instruction.
The true way to success.
|Broader (hypernym)||effectuation, implementation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||desperate measure, dint, escape, expedient, fast track, instrument, open sesame, road, salvation, stepping stone, tool, tooth, voice, wings|
|3.||way (location) a line leading to a place or point|
|Samples||He looked the other direction.|
Didn't know the way home.
|Broader (hypernym)||itinerary, path, route|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aim, bearing, course, east-west direction, heading, north-south direction, qibla, tendency, trend, trend|
|4.||way (state) the condition of things generally|
|Samples||That's the way it is.|
I felt the same way.
|Broader (hypernym)||condition, status|
|5.||way (act) a course of conduct|
|Samples||The path of virtue.|
We went our separate ways.
Our paths in life led us apart.
Genius usually follows a revolutionary path.
|Synonyms||path, way of life|
|Broader (hypernym)||course, course of action|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ambages, hadith, primrose path, straight and narrow, strait and narrow, Sunna, Sunnah, warpath|
|6.||way (artifact) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another|
|Samples||He said he was looking for the way out.|
|Broader (hypernym)||artefact, artifact|
|Narrower (hyponym)||access, approach, lane, passage, path, road, route, staircase, stairway, watercourse, waterway|
|Part holonym||roadside, wayside|
|Part meronym||transit, transportation, transportation system|
|7.||way (act) a journey or passage|
|Samples||They are on the way.|
|Broader (hypernym)||journey, journeying|
|8.||way (quantity) space for movement|
|Samples||Room to pass.|
Make way for.
Hardly enough elbow room to turn around.
|Synonyms||elbow room, room|
|Broader (hypernym)||position, spatial relation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||breathing room, breathing space, clearance, headroom, headway, houseroom, lebensraum, living space, parking, sea room, seating, seating area, seating room, seats, standing room|
|9.||way (attribute) the property of distance in general|
|Samples||It's a long way to Moscow.|
He went a long ways.
|10.||way (cognition) doing as one pleases or chooses|
|Samples||If I had my way.|
|Broader (hypernym)||choice, pick, selection|
|11.||way (cognition) a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'|
|Samples||They didn't have much in the way of clothing.|
|12.||way (possession) a portion of something divided into shares|
|Samples||They split the loot three ways.|
|Broader (hypernym)||part, percentage, portion, share|
English adverb: way
|1.||way to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)|
|Samples||Way over budget.|
Way off base.
The other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on.