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

During the middle Saturday, the tournament offered the world a peek behind the curtains when Dominic Thiem was booted midway through his press conference in order to accommodate Serena Williams. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "50 Parting Thoughts From the 2019 French Open: Rafa, Barty and So Much More," 9 June 2019 Minnesota Duluth had its first goal disallowed midway through the first period, when officials confirmed the whistle had blown the play dead before Exell poked in his own rebound under goalie Hayden Hawkey, who had appeared to cover up the puck. John Wawrow, The Seattle Times, "Minnesota Duluth beats Providence 4-1 in NCAA semifinals," 11 Apr. 2019 Median home price: $90,200 Median household income: $44,981 Principal and interest payment: $348 (9.3% of monthly income) Roughly midway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Youngstown was once a steel manufacturing powerhouse. cleveland.com, "NerdWallet's most and least affordable places to buy a home," 16 Mar. 2018 Two-time Tony winner Ebersole (42nd Street, Grey Gardens) arrives midway through the first act, bringing clever comedic timing as the Old Lady whose single remaining buttock (the other lost to cannibals) becomes a running gag. Jordan Riefe, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Candide': Opera Review," 30 Jan. 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, 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

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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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