part·​way | \ ˈpärt-ˈwā How to pronounce partway (audio) \

Definition of partway

1 : to some extent : partially, partly
2 : at a point in the way or distance partway through the trip they met some friends

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I was partway to school when I realized I had forgotten my book. Partway down the mountain, he sprained his ankle. The team got a new coach partway through the season. They met up with some friends partway through the trip.
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Recent Examples on the Web At the Humana Rock 'n' Roll Arizona half marathon Jan. 19, Walmsley lowered his personal best for 13.1 miles to 1:02.13 (although the course was found to be 970 feet short until corrected partway through the race). Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Flagstaff ultrarunning star dropping down in distance for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials," 26 Feb. 2020 The city is also partway through formulating a new community plan for Mattapan, a part of the city which is starting to attract more attention from real estate investors and developers., "Work underway on 76-unit housing complex in Mattapan - The Boston Globe," 19 Dec. 2019 Officials have said the outbreak may have begun with a Hong Kong man who disembarked partway through the cruise. Suryatapa Bhattacharya, WSJ, "On a Coronavirus Cruise, a Knock on the Door: ‘You Tested Positive’," 9 Feb. 2020 Johnson rolled the window down partway and flashed his police identification, the source said. Annie Sweeney,, "Woman allegedly out drinking with Eddie Johnson accused of removing evidence from cellphone," 5 Dec. 2019 In a metaphor for how the past week has transpired, the sign affixed to the lectern behind which Price stood fell off partway through his news conference. Author: Matt Viser, Sean Sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, "Candidates refocus attacks on Trump as New Hampshire primary looms," 11 Feb. 2020 Audio from a dashcam video released Monday by West Memphis police begins partway through a conversation between the officers and Shawnda. NBC News, "A mom grieving her 4-year-old daughter was pinned to ground by Arkansas police," 22 Nov. 2019 Critics say the move will go only partway toward resolving a crisis of the president’s own making and that the trade war will continue to inflict pain across the global economy., "Trump says US, China agree to partial trade deal - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 But then the storm came and just like that, another venerable tree was gone, splintered partway up the trunk, its tender pink insides exposed, toppled to its final resting spot among the Buddhas. Mary Schmich,, "Column: We love our Chicago thunderstorms, except when they take our trees," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of partway

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Mar 2020

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“Partway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of partway

: at a distance or time that is between two points

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