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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

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 Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the expansion Golden Knights opened an improbable Final with a thrilling 6-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday night. CBS News, "Golden Knights win Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals," 28 May 2018 Kyle Connor scored midway through the third period to pull Winnipeg within a goal. Larry Lage, chicagotribune.com, "Jonathan Marchessault-led Golden Knights top Jets 3-1 in Game 2 of Western Conference finals," 14 May 2018 It is claimed that the 30-year-old pulled up midway through a Bayern training session on Sunday and was complaining about an injury to his right knee. SI.com, "Arturo Vidal Likely Out for UCL Semifinal After Freak Injury in Training," 16 Apr. 2018 Couturier’s milestone Sean Couturier ended a 15-game goal drought and scored his 30th goal midway through the second, getting the Flyers to within 2-1. Sam Carchidi, Philly.com, "Red Wings 5, Flyers 4: Philly again plays down to its competition," 20 Mar. 2018 The senior midfielder scored the first Arlington goal midway through the second half after his third attempt in a quick flurry of shots in front of the goal. Mark Wright, star-telegram, "Arlington High soccer ace can score in spite of defensive pressure | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 27 Feb. 2018 Jonathan Masessa scored midway through the first overtime period for Olympia in a 3-2 win over Hagerty (16-4-1). J.c. Carnahan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Close finishes highlight boys soccer region quarterfinal round," 8 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Footage of the incident, which was shared to Facebook on Saturday by WESH anchor Stewart Moore, shows the man and boy stuck midway through the ride. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Man and child visiting Gatorland get stuck on zipline above alligator pool," 10 July 2018 While Brazil scored first, Uruguay responded with a goal of their own midway into the second half. Candace Rose Rardon, Longreads, "The Country Where Fútbol Comes First," 10 July 2018 Five years ago, Simmons left her native Hamilton, Ohio, to move in with her son and his wife, in a gated, 55-and-over community midway between Tampa and Orlando. Bruce Horovitz, Washington Post, "Feel Like The Last Friend Standing? Here’s How To Cultivate New Buds As You Age.," 9 July 2018 Though Ava’s depression grew repetitive as Mr. Williams’s melodic invention flagged midway through, the opera’s shocking end was effective. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera,’ ‘Rocking Horse Winner’ and ‘The Consul’ Reviews," 9 July 2018 Like the Elton John concerts President Trump mentioned midway through his 70-minute speech, his Thursday rally in Great Falls, Mont. was a real greatest-hits affair aimed at his true fans. Karla Peterson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "President Trump's #MeToo actions are worse than his words," 6 July 2018 The Pistons, your Pistons, added three-time All-Star Mark Aguirre, midway through the 1988-89 season, to a team with three future Hall of Famers and a handful of exceptional role players (and Bill Laimbeer). Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Golden State Warriors just copying the path of past NBA champs," 5 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)

: 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

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