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

Examples of partway in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of partway

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Jul 2022

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“Partway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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