ways

play
noun plural 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: 1580


-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 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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