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way

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way

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1 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel
  • The town honored the local sports hero by naming after him a short way connecting two shopping centers.
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2 a usual manner of behaving or doing
  • She's set in her ways and is not about to change.
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3 an established course for traveling from one place to another
  • took the regular way to work
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4 an established pattern of behavior
  • That's just his way, so pay him no mind.
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5 an extent or area available for or used up by some activity or thing
  • made way for them to pass
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6 the direction along which something or someone moves
  • Go the same way that the school bus does.
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7 the means or procedure for doing something
  • figured out the best way to accomplish the task
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8 the opening through which one can enter or leave a structure
  • We came in the back way.
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9 the power, right, or opportunity to choose
  • Have it your way.
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10 the space or amount of space between two points, lines, surfaces, or objects
  • It's just a little way down the road.
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Synonym Discussion of way

method, mode, manner, way, fashion, system mean the means taken or procedure followed in achieving an end. method implies an orderly logical arrangement usually in steps.
    • effective teaching methods
mode implies an order or course followed by custom, tradition, or personal preference.
    • the preferred mode of transportation
manner is close to mode but may imply a procedure or method that is individual or distinctive.
    • an odd manner of conducting
way is very general and may be used for any of the preceding words.
    • has her own way of doing things
fashion may suggest a peculiar or characteristic way of doing something.
    • rushing about in his typical fashion
system suggests a fully developed or carefully formulated method often emphasizing rational orderliness.
    • a filing system


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