(noun, verb, adverb, interjection)


1. to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States)

- way over budget

- way off base

Sentences with way as an adverb:

- I'm way too tired to do that.

- I'm a way better singer than she.

- I'm way tired

- String theory is way cool, except for the math.

- I used to live way over there.

- The farmhouse is way down the bottom of the hill.


1. (only in reply to no way) It is true.


1. how something is done or how it happens

- a lonely way of life

Similar word(s): fashion, manner, mode, style

Definition categories: attribute, property

2. thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end

- the true way to success

Similar word(s): agency, means

Definition categories: act, effectuation, implementation

3. a line leading to a place or point

- didn't know the way home

Similar word(s): direction

Definition categories: location, itinerary, path, route

4. the condition of things generally

- that's the way it is

- I felt the same way

Definition categories: state, condition, status

5. a course of conduct

- we went our separate ways

Similar word(s): path

Definition categories: act, course

6. any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

- he said he was looking for the way out

Definition categories: man–made, artefact, artifact

7. a journey or passage

- they are on the way

Definition categories: act, journey, journeying

8. space for movement

- make way for

Similar word(s): room

Definition categories: quantity, position

9. the property of distance in general

- it's a long way to Moscow

- he went a long ways

Definition categories: attribute, distance

10. doing as one pleases or chooses

- if I had my way

Definition categories: thought, choice, pick, selection

11. a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'

- they didn't have much in the way of clothing

Definition categories: thought, category

12. a portion of something divided into shares

- they split the loot three ways

Definition categories: possession, part, percentage, portion, share

Sentences with way as a noun:

- Do you know the way to the airport?  Come this way and I'll show you a shortcut.  It's a long way from here.

- We got into the cinema through the back way.

- If you're ever 'round this way, come over and visit me.

- You're going about it the wrong way.  He's known for his quirky ways.  I don't like the way she looks at me.

- There's no way I'm going to clean up after you.

- My little sister always whines until she gets her way.

- In a large way, crocodiles and alligators are similar.

- Way to ruin the moment, guys.


1. (obsolete) To travel.