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the way

Definition of the way


  1. 1 —used to say what someone's way of speaking, behaving, etc., seems to suggest <You'd think she was rich, the way she spends money!> <The way he talks, you would think he ran the company.>

  2. 2 —used to say that something happens or is done with the same attitude, at the same pace, etc., as something else <They replace their cars the way other people replace shoes.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

    :  an opening for passage

    :  the course traveled from one place to another :  route

  1. :  of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. :  away

    :  by far :  much

    :  very

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