midway

adverb
mid·​way | \ˈmid-ˌwā, -ˈwā\

Definition of midway 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: in the middle of the way or distance : halfway

midway

noun
mid·​way | \-ˌwā \

Definition of midway (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Midway

geographical name
Mid·​way | \ˈmid-ˌwā \

Definition of Midway (Entry 3 of 3)

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)

Note: Midway, administered by the U.S., is in the Hawaiian group of islands but is not incorporated in the state of Hawaii.

Examples of midway in a Sentence

Adverb

You should begin reading at the paragraph that begins midway down the page. They took the lead midway through the second period.

Noun

We played every game on the midway.
See More

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

The Titans, in fact, were kicked out midway through their fourth game. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Have Arizona high school football 7-on-7s gotten out of control?," 15 June 2018 Still, Drake's work that final month speaks for itself — and helped validate the Dolphins' decision to trade Ajayi midway through yet another tumultuous season. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "The Frank Gore signing is already paying dividends for Miami. Just ask Kenyan Drake.," 29 May 2018 Bernardeschi split the Torino apart midway through the second-half, as his perfectly-weighted through ball found substitute Paulo Dybala in the penalty area. SI.com, "Bullish Juventus Beats Torino as Serie A Title Race Rages on," 18 Feb. 2018 Musk himself showed up midway through the competition on Sunday. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Student engineers build hyperloop test pods with commercial-class top speeds," 23 July 2018 Panama's qualifying hero Torres sensationally avoided scoring an own goal midway through the first half, but the World Cup debutants were unable to threaten Belgium's goal at all in what was a first half to forget for spectators. SI.com, "Belgium 3-0 Panama: Romelu Lukaku Brace Helps Red Devils Break Panamanian Hearts," 18 June 2018 Incognito was suspended midway through the 2013 season and never played a down for the Dolphins again. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Richie Incognito told police he thought government was tracking him at Boca Raton gym | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018 Brooks Orpik scored midway through the second period, giving Washington a 3-1 lead over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2. baltimoresun.com, "The latest: Caps lead Golden Knights, 3-2, in third period of Game 2," 31 May 2018 Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the expansion Golden Knights surged past the Capitals for a 6-4 victory on Monday night. Fox News, "Vegas Golden Knights score 6 goals to get past Washington Capitals in Stanley Cup Final opener," 29 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Comfort is midway through an 11-week trip to South and Central America. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A ‘Military Option’ for Sick Venezuelans," 22 Nov. 2018 After Charlie Hockersmith’s goal gave Centennial a 3-1 lead midway through the second quarter, the Mustangs took over. Tim Schwartz, Howard County Times, "Ingersoll scores game winner to lead Marriotts Ridge boys lacrosse past Centennial," 21 Apr. 2018 Instead of waiting to deal with an avalanche of dirty dishes after guests have headed out, load the dishwasher midway through the bash. Vogue, "Kitchen Confidential: 4 Tricks to Make Your Post-Party Cleanup a Breeze," 16 Nov. 2018 Ultimately, Delft got its pod to work, but the pod only hit a top speed of 88mph before stopping midway through the tube. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Student engineers build hyperloop test pods with commercial-class top speeds," 23 July 2018 Finley, an inspiring but funny leader who drives Terri and Terry to share his attitude, becomes destined to cross paths with Adara midway through their journeys. Danny Atkinson, Courant Community, "Epoch Arts Opens Summer Season," 2 July 2018 Despite the measures, there were a couple reports of black bears near the trail, with one spotted near the starting line and a sow with a cub seen near the midway point. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Norris, Yeaton fastest racers up Bird Ridge," 18 June 2018 Ditching the contract midway through is an extreme step, one that Black Hills has acknowledged in SEC filings as a threat to its business. Justin Worland/pueblo, Time, "How One Industrial City Is Fighting to Go Green," 12 July 2018 So why is the venue opening midway through the summer concert series? Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Nickel Plate District Amphitheater reopens in Fishers," 12 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'midway.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of midway

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for midway

Noun

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about midway

Dictionary Entries near midway

mid-wall column

midwatch

mid-water

midway

Midway

midweek

Midwest

Statistics for midway

Last Updated

12 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for midway

The first known use of midway was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for midway

midway

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of midway

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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

midway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of midway (Entry 2 of 2)

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

mid·​way | \ˈmid-ˌwā, -ˈwā\

Kids Definition of midway

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

midway

noun
mid·​way | \ˈmid-ˌwā \

Kids Definition of midway (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on midway

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with midway

Spanish Central: Translation of midway

Nglish: Translation of midway for Spanish Speakers

Comments on midway

What made you want to look up midway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a pattern of small flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!