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 | \ -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

The United States is midway through a three-year term on the council, whose purpose is to denounce and investigate human rights abuses. Carol Morello, Washington Post, "U.S. expected to back away from U.N. Human Rights Council," 19 June 2018 The United States is midway through a three-year term on the council, whose purpose is to denounce and investigate human rights abuses. Carol Morello, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump administration pulls US out of UN Human Rights Council," 19 June 2018 The United States was midway down the list, with a score of 84 — on par with France, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "Is Venezuela the world's most dangerous country? Its residents think so," 7 June 2018 Portland State's Kristen O'Handley surges into first place after the first day of the Big Sky heptathlon; PSU's Donte Robinson is second midway through the decathlon. OregonLive.com, "Details about the new Hayward Field remain as clear as mud: Oregon track & field rundown," 9 May 2018 Bayhawks midfielder Ian MacKay’s goal midway through the first half to tie it at 2 started a streak of five straight Chesapeake goals by a different player. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Led by Danowski, Bayhawks rout Cannons, 15-8, for sixth straight win," 3 July 2018 The Winged Victory of Samothrace statue sits midway in its main stairwell, as does and the Sphinx (circa 2000 BC) — whose crypt guards the museum’s collection of Egyptology. Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, "Inside Beyoncé and JAY-Z's 'Apes—': A Guide to All the Art in the Epic Music Video," 20 June 2018 The series is another live-action take on a classic superhero group, which was introduced midway through Titans earlier this fall. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "DC Universe’s Doom Patrol arrives on February 15th," 21 Dec. 2018 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., waited until midway through the hearing to press Pompeo on this point. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Lawmakers struggle to decode Trump's 'secret' to deal with Russia, North Korea," 28 July 2018

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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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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
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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