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English noun: path

1. path (act) a course of conduct


SamplesThe path of virtue.
We went our separate ways.
Our paths in life led us apart.
Genius usually follows a revolutionary path.


Synonymsway, way of life


Broader (hypernym)course, course of action


Narrower (hyponym)ambages, hadith, primrose path, straight and narrow, strait and narrow, Sunna, Sunnah, warpath

2. path (artifact) a way especially designed for a particular use


Broader (hypernym)way


Narrower (hyponym)bridle path, bridle road, crossing, crossover, crosswalk, footpath, lane, paseo, pathway, towing path, towpath, walk, walkway

3. path (location) an established line of travel or access


Synonymsitinerary, route


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)air lane, airway, approach pattern, beat, beeline, bus route, celestial orbit, circuit, crosscut, data track, direction, electron orbit, fairway, feeder line, flight path, flight path, flyway, line of fire, line of flight, line of march, main line, migration route, orbit, orbit, paper round, paper route, pattern, round, skyway, supply line, supply route, track, trade route, traffic pattern, way


Instance hyponymNorthwest Passage

4. path (object) a line or route along which something travels or moves


SamplesThe hurricane demolished houses in its path.
The track of an animal.
The course of the river.


Synonymscourse, track


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)belt, collision course, inside track, round, steps, swath, trail









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