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

The state champion in the 1,600 this past spring with a 4:07.41, Lindhorst was again on Schoppe’s heels midway through the race, merely .2 seconds from the lead. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Cinco Ranch’s Nielson wins Dream Mile in Boston," 24 June 2019 The Timbers and Galaxy remained locked in a scoreless draw until Portland finally broke the deadlock midway through the first half. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive.com, "Portland Timbers post decisive 4-0 win over LA Galaxy in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16," 19 June 2019 After trading power plays in the third period, O'Reilly scored on another Rask rebound of a Pietrangelo shot midway through the third period. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "Blues beat Bruins 4-2 to knot Stanley Cup Final at 2-2," 3 June 2019 He was withdrawn midway through the second half for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, but neither was really effective in a 2-1 defeat. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Germany's World Cup Repeat Hopes Hinge on Muller's Effectiveness, Neuer's Health," 6 June 2018 Kempt became an unlikely starter for the Cyclones midway through last season after Jacob Park left the team. USA TODAY, "NCAA grants ISU QB Kempt extra year of eligibility," 9 Feb. 2018 Things became hectic midway through the session after Choe lost his footing around a turn and crashed into the perimeter padding with a thud. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Before the Games, a Competition to Chase North Koreans," 3 Feb. 2018 Leading 6-4 over Deer Park midway through the championship game, Friendswood saw the title slip away over the final three innings when Deer Park scored the final eight runs to capture a 12-6 triumph. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood’s 8U Pinto All-Stars nab second place in Coast Region Directors Tournament," 17 June 2019 Alyssa Thomas and Shekinna Stricklen also had 16 points, and former Gopher Rachel Banham finished with 10, including a 3-pointer for a 79-70 lead midway through the fourth. Mike Cook, Twin Cities, "Problems in the paint send Lynx to loss against Sun," 14 June 2019

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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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