midway

1 of 2

adverb

mid·​way ˈmid-ˌwā How to pronounce midway (audio)
-ˈwā
: in the middle of the way or distance : halfway

midway

2 of 2

noun

mid·​way ˈmid-ˌwā How to pronounce midway (audio)
: an avenue at a fair, carnival, or amusement park for concessions and amusements

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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Adverb
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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Midway (Plaisance), Chicago, site of the amusement section of the Columbian Exposition 1893

First Known Use

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1893, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Midway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midway. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

midway

1 of 2 adverb or adjective
mid·​way ˈmid-ˌwā How to pronounce midway (audio)
-ˈwā
: in the middle of the way or distance : halfway

midway

2 of 2 noun
mid·​way ˈmid-ˌwā How to pronounce midway (audio)
: an avenue at a fair, carnival, or amusement park for food stands, games of chance or skill, and amusement rides

Geographical Definition

Midway

geographical name

Mid·​way ˈmid-ˌwā How to pronounce Midway (audio)
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.

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