• (informal, with comparative or modified adjective) Much.

    "I'm a way better singer than she."

  • (informal) Far.

    "I used to live way over there."

  • (informal, with comparative or modified adjective) Much.

    "I'm way too tired to do that."

  • (slang, with positive adjective) Very.

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

  • "I'm way tired"

  • (informal) Far.

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


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


  • A road, a direction, a (physical or conceptual) path from one place to another.

    "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."

  • A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.

    "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."

  • Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct.

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

  • A degree, an amount, a sense.

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

  • (plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.
  • (heading) To do with a place or places.
  • A roughly-defined geographical area.

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

  • The name of the letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.
  • Possibility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way').

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

  • (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.
  • (plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.
  • A means to enter or leave a place.

    "We got into the cinema through the back way."

  • (heading) Personal interaction.
  • (paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.
  • (US, As the head of an interjectory clause) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.

    "Way to ruin the moment, guys."


  • (obsolete) To travel.

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