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 Only a wrist injury suffered midway through the 1995 season prevented Griffey from hitting at least 40 home runs in every season from 1993-2000. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "As Sosa-McGwire battle gets reheated, Ken Griffey Jr. too cool to be forgotten," 16 June 2020 Eventually, the truck stopped midway between Highland and Orange on Hollywood Blvd. NBC News, "How filmmaker Tommy Oliver captured Hollywood's massive Black Lives Matters protest," 16 June 2020 Hall of Fame center Frank Gatski wore No. 22 for the Browns (mostly during the team’s AAFC years) but had his best seasons after switching numbers midway through his career. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Is Joe Haden the best to wear 23? Ranking the best Browns to wear each jersey number: 21-25," 5 June 2020 With the Hawks leading by 16 points midway through the third, Young pushed the ball in transition on the right side of the floor. oregonlive, "Coronavirus, fleeting playoff hopes, Evan Turner sighting, nutmegs: Portland Trail Blazers roundup," 2 Mar. 2020 The hot-shooting performance helped the Raiders lead, 42-21, at the half and by 25 points midway through the third quarter. BostonGlobe.com, "After making just one 3-pointer in Friday’s loss to Lawrence in the first round of the Commonwealth Motors Classic, Central Catholic bounced back in a big way from behind the arc on Sunday.," 31 Dec. 2019 Denver led comfortably midway through the fourth quarter before Holmes scored five points as part of a 10-0 run that cut the Nuggets’ lead to 90-88. Michael Wagaman, The Denver Post, "Denver Nuggets remain undefeated with road win over Sacramento Kings," 28 Oct. 2019 That’s why the Horned Frogs’ run midway through the second half came out of nowhere. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "TCU fails to capitalize on second-half run, falls to No. 3 Kansas in disappointing loss," 8 Feb. 2020 The Jayhawks built a comfortable 39-23 lead by the break, and all of it — and then some — came during that soul-crushing 19-2 run midway through the first half that torpedoed just about any chance of an upset. Dave Skretta, BostonGlobe.com, "Watch: Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas basketball game," 22 Jan. 2020

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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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20 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Midway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midway. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for midway

midway

adverb
How to pronounce Midway (audio)

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
How to pronounce Midway (audio)

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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