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Synonyms and Antonyms of path

  1. 1 the direction along which something or someone moves <try to stay out of the path of the golf balls while playing> <I tripped over a rock directly in my path> Synonyms course, line, pathway, route, routeway [chiefly British], steps, track, way Related Words circle, circuit, loop, orbit; arc, flight path, trajectory; ascent, descent

  2. 2 a rough course or way formed by or as if by repeated footsteps <a path worn through the library lawn by too many people walking over it> Synonyms footpath, trail, pathway, trace, trackRelated Words bridle path; towpath; alley, alleyway, bypath, byroad, bystreet, byway, passageway, walkway; cutoff, shortcut; lane, pass, passage, road, roadway, route, row, run, runway, street, thoroughfare

  3. 3 an established course for traveling from one place to another <the path along which ancient traders traveled from Europe to China was known as the Silk Road> Synonyms approach, avenue, passage, route, wayRelated Words bypath, byway, lane, laneway [British]; artery, boulevard, bypass, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, passageway, pike, road, roadway, routeway [chiefly British], row, street, thoroughfare, turnpike; walk, walkway; trace, track, trail; airway; bikeway, cycleway [British]; channel, gat, watercourse, waterway; door, doorway, gate, gateway, hatch, portal

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