: allowing or affecting passage in any of four directions
: applicable to traffic from each of four directions
a four-way stop
: including four participants

Examples of four-way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flattering suit is designed with the brand’s signature four-way stretch fabric, enabling ease of movement and breathability. Amy Louise Bailey, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 The intersection of Riverdale and Taylor roads is a four-way stop, and Aziz said investigators are still trying to determine whether the driver stopped at the stop sign or not. Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 These pants boast four-way stretch, sweat-wicking properties, and a flattering high-waisted silhouette. Jennifer Chan, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 The poll tested a Biden-Trump contest two ways — head-to-head and in a four-way matchup including independent candidates Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Trump does not gain much at all when field is narrowed to a four-way race, because most voters backing lower-tier candidates — Tim Scott or below — list Trump as their last choice among the four options given. Kabir Khanna, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2023 Lambert’s been on a bit of a break since parting ways with Sony Nashville, so this is more of a four-way race between the other women. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 6 Nov. 2023 The fabric has a flexible, comfortable four-way stretch, and the silhouette is built with a stretch-mesh gusset that (comfortably) hugs your crotch while promoting breathability. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2023 With breathable fabric, a four-way stretch, and a relaxed fit, this is the perfect pullover for running errands, walking around town, or lounging at home with a relaxed, casual style. Rebecca Jones, Southern Living, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of four-way was in 1824

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Cite this Entry

“Four-way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-way. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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