the Great White Way

Definition of the Great White Way

US, informal + old-fashioned

  1. :  a street in New York City where there are many theaters :  Broadway Her show debuted on the Great White Way.

Word by Word Definitions

greatplay Great
  1. :  notably large in size :  huge

    :  elaborate, ample

    :  large in number or measure :  numerous

  1. :  in a great manner :  well

  1. :  an outstandingly superior or skillful person

whiteplay White
  1. :  free from color

    :  of the color of new snow or milk

    :  of the color white

  1. :  the achromatic object color of greatest lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that reflect diffusely nearly all incident energy throughout the visible spectrum

    :  a white or light-colored part of something: such as

    :  a mass of albuminous material surrounding the yolk of an egg

  1. :  whiten

wayplay Way
  1. :  a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

    :  an opening for passage

    :  the course traveled from one place to another :  route

  1. :  of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. :  by a long distance :  to a considerable degree or extent :  far

    :  by far :  much

    :  very


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