ways

noun, plural in form but singular in construction \ ˈwāz \

Definition of ways

:way 6
  • a long ways from home

Origin and Etymology of ways

Middle English wayes, from genitive of 1way


-ways

adverb suffix

Definition of -ways

:in (such) a way, course, direction, or manner
  • sideways

Origin and Etymology of -ways

Middle English, from ways, genitive of way


WAYS Defined for English Language Learners

ways

noun

Definition of ways for English Language Learners

  • : a distance


WAYS Defined for Kids

-ways

adverb suffix \ ˌwāz \

Definition of -ways for Students

:in such a way, direction, or manner
  • sideways


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