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გამოთქმა: /weɪ/


  • at or to a considerable distance or extent; far (used before an adverb or preposition for emphasis):his understanding of what constitutes good writing is way off target my grandchildren are way ahead of others their age
  • [as submodifier] chiefly North American much:I was cycling way too fast
  • [usually as submodifier] US extremely; really (used for emphasis):the guys behind the bar were way cool

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  • 1a method, style, or manner of doing something; an optional or alternative form of action:I hated their way of cooking potatoes there are two ways of approaching this problem
  • (one's way) one’s characteristic or habitual manner of behaviour or expression:it was not his way to wait passively for things to happen
  • (ways) the customary behaviour or practices of a group:my years of acclimatization to British ways
  • the typical manner in which something happens or in which someone or something behaves:he was showing off, as is the way with adolescent boys
  • a particular aspect of something; a respect:I have changed in every way
  • [with adjective] a specified condition or state:the family was in a poor way
  • 2a road, track, or path for travelling along: [in place names]:No. 3, Church Way
  • a course of travel or route taken in order to reach a place:can you tell me the way to Leicester Square?
  • a specified direction of travel or movement:we just missed another car coming the other way
  • a means of entry or exit from somewhere, such as a door or gate:I nipped out the back way
  • (also North American informal ways) a distance travelled or to be travelled; the distance from one place to another:they still had a long way ahead of them figurativethe area’s wine industry still has some way to go to full maturity
  • a period between one point in time and another:September was a long way off
  • travel or motion along a particular route; the route along which someone or something would travel if unobstructed:Christine tried to follow but Martin blocked her way that table’s in the way get out of my way!
  • (one's way) used with a verb and adverbial phrase to intensify the force of an action or to denote movement or progress:I shouldered my way to the bar
  • [with modifier or possessive] informal a particular area or locality:the family’s main estate over Maidenhead way
  • 3 (ways) parts into which something divides or is divided:the national vote split three ways
  • 4 formal or Scottish a person’s occupation or line of business.
  • 5 [mass noun] forward motion or momentum of a ship or boat through water:the dinghy lost way and drifted towards the shore
  • 6 (ways) a sloping structure down which a new ship is launched.

across (British also over) the way

nearby, especially on the opposite side of the street: he watched the lighted windows of a flat across the way the family from over the way were joining in the argument

be on one's way

have started one’s journey: she telephoned her office to say she was on her way
(in imperative (be) on your way) informal go away:on your way, and stop wasting my time!

by a long way

by a great amount; by far: we were the best team by a long way

by the way

incidentally (used to introduce a new, less important topic):oh, by the way, while you were away I had a message

by way of

  • 1so as to pass through or across; via:he travelled by way of Canterbury
  • 2constituting; as a form of:‘I can’t help it,’ shouted Tom by way of apology
  • 3by means of:non-compliance with the rules is punishable by way of a fine

come one's way

happen or become available to one:he did whatever jobs came his way

get (or have) one's (own) way

get or do what one wants in spite of opposition: she got her way about going to art school

give way

  • 1(of a support or structure) be unable to carry a load or withstand a force; collapse or break: his aching legs gave way, and he almost fell he crashed into the door and it gave way
  • yield to someone or something:he was not a man to give way to this kind of pressure
  • (give way to) allow oneself to be overcome by or to succumb to (an emotion or impulse):she gave way to a burst of weeping
  • 2 (give way to) be replaced or superseded by:Alan’s discomfort gave way to anger
  • 3British allow someone or something to be or go first:give way to traffic coming from the right
  • 4(of rowers) row hard.

go all (or the whole) way

continue a course of action to its conclusion: he urged European leaders to go all the way towards full European union
informal have full sexual intercourse with someone: when I was at high school, nice girls didn’t go all the way

go out of one's way

[usually with infinitive] make a special effort to do something:Mrs Mott went out of her way to be courteous to Sara

go one's own way

act independently or as one wishes, especially against contrary advice: you try to tell your children what’s best, but in the end they go their own way

go one's way

  • 1(of events, circumstances, etc.) be favourable to one:I was just hoping things went my way
  • 2leave:one by one the staff went their way

have it your (own) way

[in imperative] informal used to indicate angrily that although one disagrees with something said or proposed, one is not going to argue further:have it your way—we’ll go to Princetown

have a way with

have a particular talent for dealing with or ability in:she’s got a way with animals

have a way with one

have a charming and persuasive manner: he had a way with him—I had to admit that

have one's way with

humorous have sexual intercourse with (someone) (typically implying that it is against their better judgement).

in more ways than one

used to indicate that a statement has more than one meaning:Shelley let her hair down in more ways than one

in a way (or in some ways or in one way)

to a certain extent (used to reduce the effect of a statement):in some ways television is more challenging than theatre

in the (or one's) way

forming an obstacle or hindrance to movement or action:his head was in the way of my view

in the way of

another way of saying by way of (sense 2 phrases) above.

in someone/thing's (own) way

if regarded from a particular standpoint appropriate to that person or thing:it’s a good enough book in its way

in no way

not at all: it is in no way an exceptional house

keep (or stay) out of someone's way

avoid someone:he tried to keep out of her way at school

know one's way around (or about)

see know.I fear I don’t know my way around the territory well enough to go hunting

lead the way

go first along a route to show someone the way: he led the way at a steady trot
be a pioneer in a particular activity: these companies lead the way in new technological developments

my way or the highway

North American informal said to assert the view that there is no alternative (apart from leaving) but to accept the speaker’s opinions or policies:they know no way but the way of the autocrat—it’s my way or the highway

one way and another (or one way or another)

  • 1taking most aspects or considerations into account:it’s been quite a day one way and another

one way or the other (or one way and another)

used to indicate that something is the case for any of various unspecified reasons:one way or another she brought it on herself
by some means:he wants to get rid of me one way or another
whichever of two given alternatives is the case:the question is not yet decided, one way or the other

on the (or one's) way

in the course of a journey:I’ll tell you on the way home

on the (or its) way

about to arrive or happen:there’s more snow on the way
informal (of a child) conceived but not yet born: soon there was another baby on the way

on the (or one's) way out

in the process of leaving: he paused on his way out of the room she picked up her bag on the way out to the car
informal going out of fashion or favour: is the royal family on the way out? Mark knew that he would never be promoted and concluded he must be on his way out
informal dying.

the other way round (or around; British also about)

in the opposite position or direction: the door to the hall was hung the other way around from her own
the opposite of what is expected or supposed:it was you who sought me out, not the other way round

out of the way

  • 1(of a place) remote: we’re too out of the way for mains electricity [as modifier]:an out-of-the-way rural district
  • 2dealt with or finished:economic recovery will begin once the election is out of the way
  • (of a person) no longer an obstacle or hindrance to someone’s plans:why did Josie want her out of the way?
  • 3 [usually with negative] unusual, exceptional, or remarkable:he’d seen nothing out of the way

out of one's way

not on one’s intended route: I got a lift from a Brummie who took me miles out of his way

put someone in the way of

dated give someone the opportunity of: if only she knew someone who might put her in the way of finding a more congenial job

that way

used euphemistically to indicate that someone is homosexual:he was a bit that way

to one's way of thinking

in one’s opinion: that, to his way of thinking, would only make matters worse

way back

(US also way back when)
informal long ago: Dave had a thing with one of her sisters, way back

the way of the Cross

the journey of Jesus to the place of his crucifixion.
a set of images representing the Stations of the Cross.
the suffering and self-sacrifice of a Christian.

way of life

the typical pattern of behaviour of a person or group:the rural way of life

the way of the world

the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen:all those millions of pounds are not going to create many jobs, but that’s the way of the world

ways and means

methods and resources for achieving something:the company is seeking ways and means of safeguarding jobs

way to go!

North American informal used to express pleasure, approval, or excitement: a chorus of ‘Nice hit, sir!’ ‘Way to go, sir!’ rang out