al·​way ˈȯl-(ˌ)wā How to pronounce alway (audio)
: always

Word History


Middle English alwey, alneway, from Old English ealne weg, literally, all the way, from ealne (accusative of eall all) + weg (accusative) way — more at way

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alway was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Alway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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