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adverb mid·way \ˈmid-ˌwā, -ˈwā\

Definition of midway

  1. :  in the middle of the way or distance :  halfway

Examples of midway in a Sentence

  1. You should begin reading at the paragraph that begins midway down the page.

  2. They took the lead midway through the second period.

First Known Use of midway

13th century


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noun mid·way \-ˌwā\

Definition of midway

  1. :  an avenue at a fair, carnival, or amusement park for concessions and amusements

Examples of midway in a Sentence

  1. We played every game on the midway.

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Origin and Etymology of midway

Midway (Plaisance), Chicago, site of the amusement section of the Columbian Exposition 1893


Midway

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geographical name Mid·way \ˈmid-ˌwā\

Definition of Midway

  1. islands (atoll) in the central Pacific 1300 miles (2092 kilometers) west-northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, belonging to the U.S.; area 2 square miles (5.2 square kilometers) Midway, administered by the U.S., is in the Hawaiian group of islands but is not incorporated in the state of Hawaii.


MIDWAY Defined for English Language Learners

midway

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Definition of midway for English Language Learners

  • : in the middle between two places or points : at the halfway point

  • : in the middle of an act, process, or period of time

midway

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Definition of midway for English Language Learners

  • : an area at a fair, carnival, or amusement park for food stands, games, and rides

Midway

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Definition of Midway for English Language Learners

  • : U.S. islands in the Pacific Ocean


MIDWAY Defined for Kids

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midway

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adverb or adjective mid·way \ˈmid-ˌwā, -ˈwā\

Definition of midway for Students

  1. :  in the middle of the way or distance :  halfway the midway point We stopped midway up the hill.


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midway

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noun mid·way \ˈmid-ˌwā\

Definition of midway for Students

  1. :  an area at a fair, carnival, or amusement park for food stands, games, and rides


Midway

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geographical name Mid·way \ˈmid-ˌwā\

Definition of Midway for Students

  1. islands central Pacific in Hawaiian group 1300 mi. (2092 km.) WNW of Honolulu belonging to U.S.; not included in state of Hawaii



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