midway

adverb
mid·​way | \ ˈmid-ˌwā How to pronounce midway (audio) , -ˈwā \

Definition of midway

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: in the middle of the way or distance : halfway

midway

noun
mid·​way | \ ˈmid-ˌwā How to pronounce midway (audio) \

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 How to pronounce Midway (audio) \

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb After seizing an 18-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, Golden State gave up a 31-11 run to fall behind by two with 1:11 left, only to get bailed out by its two most important players. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors show playoff potential as they hold off league-best Jazz for big win," 10 May 2021 Rewind to the season opener against Georgia Tech on Sept. 19 in Atlanta where UCF jumped out to a 21-7 lead midway through the second quarter. Matt Murschel, orlandosentinel.com, "Former UCF receiver Tre Nixon showcases perseverance heading into 2021 NFL Draft," 30 Apr. 2021 Sellars and Carter both hit 3-pointers as the Tomcats jumped to a 17-4 lead midway through the first quarter. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Ashland Blazer 'lights out' in KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 quarterfinal rout of Boyle County," 2 Apr. 2021 Baylor grabbed a seven-point lead midway through the first half and never led by less the rest of the contest. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, "Baylor rolls past Wisconsin to reach Sweet 16," 21 Mar. 2021 Pinkston’s 3-pointer gave Tindley a 21-20 lead midway through the second quarter, and the Tigers never trailed again. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, "'I'm gonna make us win.' Antonio Robinson's late heroics lead Tindley to regional title," 14 Mar. 2021 Brunette, a junior who has committed to Minnesota Duluth, scored midway through the second period to break a 1-1 tie. Star Tribune, "Thursday's prep sports roundup," 26 Feb. 2021 Fyffe jumped out to a 13-4 lead midway through the opening period, cruising to a 9-point lead entering the second stanza, and held the Bears to only 1-of-10 from the field. Evan Dudley, al, "Fyffe grabs 66-62 win over Plainview in NE Regional final," 23 Feb. 2021 Vanderbilt: Made five of its first six 3-point attempts to build a seven-point lead midway through the first half. John Zenor, ajc, "Shackelford's 27 helps No. 8 Alabama hold off Vandy, 82-78," 20 Feb. 2021

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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

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

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16 May 2021

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“Midway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midway. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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)

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

midway

adverb or adjective
mid·​way | \ ˈmid-ˌwā How to pronounce midway (audio) , -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 How to pronounce midway (audio) \

Kids Definition of midway (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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