n. The track or path by passing over or along which some place has been or may be reached; a course leading from one place to another; a road; a street; a passage, channel, or route; a line of march, progression, or motion: as, the way to market or to school; a broad or a narrow way.n. A passage along some particular path or course; progress; journey; transit; coming or going.n. Length of space; distance: as, the church is but a little way from here. In this sense, in colloquial use, often erroneously ways.n. Direction as of motion or position: as, he comes this way.n. Path or course in life.n. Pursuit; calling; line of business.n. Respect; point or particular: with in expressed or understood.n. Condition; state: as, he has recovered a little, but is still in a very bad way.n. Course of action or procedure; means by which anything is to be reached, attained, or accomplished; scheme; device; plan; course.n. Method or manner of proceeding; mode; style; fashion; wise: as, the right or the wrong way of doing something.n. Way in this sense is equivalent to wise, and in certain colloquial phrases is confused with it, appearing in the apparent plural ways, which really represents wise: as, no ways, longthways, endways, etc.n. Regular or usual method or manner, as in acting or speaking; habitual or peculiar mode or manner of doing or saying things: as, that is only his way; an odd way he has; women's ways.n. Resolved plan or mode of action or conduct; a course insisted upon as one's own.n. Circuit or range of action or observation.n. Progress; advancement.n. Nautical, progress or motion through the water; headway: as, a vessel is under way when she begins to move, she gathers way when her rate of sailing increases, and loses way when it diminishes.n. plural In machinery, etc., the line or course along which anything worked on is caused to move. See cut under shaper.n. One of the most important of the standing committees of the United States House of Representatives: to it are referred bills relating to the raising of the revenue.n. On hand; present.n. In such a position or of such a nature as to obstruct, impede, or hinder: as, a meddler is always in the way; there are difficulties in the way.n. In the matter or business of: as regards; in respect of.n. At a distance from; clear of: as, to keep out of the way of a carriage.n. Not in the proper course; in such a position or condition as to miss one's object; away from the mark; aside; astray; hence, improper; wrong.n. Not in its proper place, or where it can be found or met with; hence, mislaid, hidden, or lost.n. Out of the beaten track; not in the usual, ordinary, or regular course; hence, extraordinary; remarkable: as, her accomplishments are nothing out of the way: often used attributively. Compare to put one's self out of the way, below.n. The right to pass over a path or way, to the temporary exclusion of others: as, an express-train has the right of way as against a freight-train.n. The strip of land of which a railway-company acquires either the ownership or the use for the laying of its tracks.n. To open a path through obstacles; overcome resistance, hindrance, or difficulties.n. To advance; move forward.n. To follow one's own plan, opinion, inclination, or fancy.n. A series of devotions used at these stations.n. Specifically, in legislation, means for raising money; methods of procuring funds or supplies for the support of the government. See committee of ways and means, above.n. Synonyms Way. Road, Street, Passage, Pass, Path, Track, Trait, thoroughfare, channel, route. Way is the generic word for a place to pass; a road is a public way broad enough and good enough for vehicles; a Street is a main road in a village, town, or city, as contrasted with a lane or alley; passage suggests an avenue or narrower way through, as for foot-passengers; a pass is a way through where the difficulties to be surmounted are on an imposing scale: as, to find or open a new pass through the Andes; a path is a way for passing on foot; a track is a path or road as yet but little worn or used: as, a cart-track through the woods. See def of trail.n. 9 and Method, Mode, etc. See manner.To go in, along, or through; traverse.To put in the way; teach to go in the way; break or train to the road: said of horses.To go one's way; wayfare; journey.Same as away: now only colloquial or vulgar, and commonly printed with an apostrophe: as, go 'way! way back.An old spelling of weigh.