ways

play
noun, plural in form but singular in construction \ˈwāz\

Definition of ways

  1. :  way 6 <a long ways from home>

Origin and Etymology of ways

Middle English wayes, from genitive of 1way


First Known Use: before 12th century


-ways

adverb suffix

Definition of -ways

  1. :  in (such) a way, course, direction, or manner <sideways>

Origin and Etymology of -ways

Middle English, from ways, genitive of way



WAYS Defined for English Language Learners

ways

play
noun, plural in form but singular in construction \ˈwāz\

Definition of ways for English Language Learners

  • : a distance


-WAYS Defined for Kids

-ways

adverb suffix \ˌwāz\

Definition of -ways for Students

  1. :  in such a way, direction, or manner <sideways>



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