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1 the direction along which something or someone moves
  • try to stay out of the path of the golf balls while playing
  • I tripped over a rock directly in my path

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2 a rough course or way formed by or as if by repeated footsteps
  • a path worn through the library lawn by too many people walking over it

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3 an established course for traveling from one place to another
  • the path along which ancient traders traveled from Europe to China was known as the Silk Road

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The first known use of path was before the 12th century

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“Path.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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