Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun way

12 senses of way

Sense 1
manner, mode, style, way, fashion -- (how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion")
       => property -- (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles")

Sense 2
means, agency, way -- (how a result is obtained or an end is achieved; "a means of control"; "an example is the best agency of instruction"; "the true way to success")
       => implementation, effectuation -- (the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect)

Sense 3
direction, way -- (a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home")
       => path, route, itinerary -- (an established line of travel or access)

Sense 4
way -- (the condition of things generally; "that's the way it is"; "I felt the same way")
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 5
way, path, way of life -- (a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path")
       => course, course of action -- (a mode of action; "if you persist in that course you will surely fail"; "once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place")

Sense 6
way -- (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out")
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Sense 7
way -- (a journey or passage; "they are on the way")
       => journey, journeying -- (the act of traveling from one place to another)

Sense 8
room, way, elbow room -- (space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around")
       => position, spatial relation -- (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage")

Sense 9
way -- (the property of distance in general; "it's a long way to Moscow"; "he went a long ways")
       => distance -- (the property created by the space between two objects or points)

Sense 10
way -- (doing as one pleases or chooses; "if I had my way")
       => choice, pick, selection -- (the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor")

Sense 11
way -- (a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of'; "they didn't have much in the way of clothing")
       => category -- (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)

Sense 12
way -- (a portion of something divided into shares; "they split the loot three ways")
       => share, portion, part, percentage -- (assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash")

Synonyms of adv way

1 sense of way

Sense 1
way, right smart -- (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"; "the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on")

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