Definition of path
- a winding path through the woods
- a garden path of flagstones
- decided on a career path in medicine
- the optic path from the retina to the cerebral cortex
We followed a winding path through the woods.
The path led down the hill.
The car skidded into the path of an oncoming truck.
The fire destroyed everything in its path.
The cars moved aside to clear a path for the ambulance.
He tried to leave but one of the guards blocked his path.
They are heading down a dangerous path that could lead to war.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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