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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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