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The means by which you go about doing something is the way you do it. Although you "cleaned" your room, the way you did it shoving everything into your closet didn't exactly solve the problem.

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Away.

Noun
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"

Noun
a journey or passage; "they are on the way"

Noun
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"

Noun
any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"

Noun
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"

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Noun
the property of distance in general; "it''s a long way to Moscow"; "he went a long ways"

Noun
doing as one pleases or chooses; "if I had my way"

Noun
a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of''; "they didn''t have much in the way of clothing"

Noun
a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn''t know the way home"

Noun
a portion of something divided into shares; "the split the loot three ways"

Noun
space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

Noun
the condition of things generally; "that''s the way it is"; "I felt the same way"

Adverb
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"


adv.
Away.

n.
That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes; opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage; road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a way to the mine.

n.
Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way.

n.
A moving; passage; procession; journey.

n.
Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance.

n.
The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan.

n.
Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas.

n.
Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing.

n.
Sphere or scope of observation.

n.
Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way.

n.
Progress; as, a ship has way.

n.
The timbers on which a ship is launched.

n.
The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves.

n.
Right of way. See below.

v. t.
To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.

v. i.
To move; to progress; to go.


Way

Way , adv. [Aphetic form of away.] Away. [Obs. or Archaic] Chaucer. To do way, to take away; to remove. [Obs.] "Do way your hands." Chaucer. -- To make way with, to make away with. See under Away. [Archaic]

Way

Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v'84g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. &root;136. Cf. Convex, Inveigh, Vehicle, Vex, Via, Voyage, Wag, Wagon, Wee, Weigh.] 1. That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes; opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage; road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a way to the mine. "To find the way to heaven." Shak.
I shall him seek by way and eke by street.
The way seems difficult, and steep to scale.
The season and ways were very improper for his majesty's forces to march so great a distance.
2. Length of space; distance; interval; as, a great way; a long way.
And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail.
3. A moving; passage; procession; journey.
I prythee, now, lead the way.
4. Course or direction of motion or process; tendency of action; advance.
If that way be your walk, you have not far.
And let eternal justice take the way.
5. The means by which anything is reached, or anything is accomplished; scheme; device; plan.
My best way is to creep under his gaberdine.
By noble ways we conquest will prepare.
What impious ways my wishes took!
6. Manner; method; mode; fashion; style; as, the way of expressing one's ideas. 7. Regular course; habitual method of life or action; plan of conduct; mode of dealing. "Having lost the way of nobleness." Sir. P. Sidney.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
When men lived in a grander way.
8. Sphere or scope of observation. Jer. Taylor.
The public ministers that fell in my way.
9. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct; as, to have one's way. 10. (Naut.) (a) Progress; as, a ship has way. (b) pl. The timbers on which a ship is launched. 11. pl. (Mach.) The longitudinal guides, or guiding surfaces, on the bed of a planer, lathe, or the like, along which a table or carriage moves. 12. (Law) Right of way. See below. By the way, in passing; apropos; aside; apart from, though connected with, the main object or subject of discourse. -- By way of, for the purpose of; as being; in character of. -- Covert way. (Fort.) See Covered way, under Covered. -- In the family way. See under Family. -- In the way, so as to meet, fall in with, obstruct, hinder, etc. -- In the way with, traveling or going with; meeting or being with; in the presence of. -- Milky way. (Astron.) See Galaxy, 1. -- No way, No ways. See Noway, Noways, in the Vocabulary. -- On the way, traveling or going; hence, in process; advancing toward completion; as, on the way to this country; on the way to success. -- Out of the way. See under Out. -- Right of way (Law), a right of private passage over another's ground. It may arise either by grant or prescription. It may be attached to a house, entry, gate, well, or city lot, as well as to a country farm. Kent. -- To be under way, ∨ To have way (Naut.), to be in motion, as when a ship begins to move. -- To give way. See under Give. -- To go one's way, ∨ To come one's way, to go or come; to depart or come along. Shak. -- To go the way of all the earth, to die. -- To make one's way, to advance in life by one's personal efforts. -- To make way. See under Make, v. t. -- Ways and means. (a) Methods; resources; facilities. (b) (Legislation) Means for raising money; resources for revenue. -- Way leave, permission to cross, or a right of way across, land; also, rent paid for such right. [Eng] -- Way of the cross (Eccl.), the course taken in visiting in rotation the stations of the cross. See Station, n., 7 (c). -- Way of the rounds (Fort.), a space left for the passage of the rounds between a rampart and the wall of a fortified town. -- Way pane, a pane for cartage in irrigated land. See Pane, n., 4. [Prov. Eng.] -- Way passenger, a passenger taken up, or set down, at some intermediate place between the principal stations on a line of travel. -- Ways of God, his providential government, or his works. -- Way station, an intermediate station between principal stations on a line of travel, especially on a railroad. -- Way train, a train which stops at the intermediate, or way, stations; an accommodation train. -- Way warden, the surveyor of a road. Syn. -- Street; highway; road. -- Way, Street, Highway, Road. Way is generic, denoting any line for passage or conveyance; a highway is literally one raised for the sake of dryness and convenience in traveling; a road is, strictly, a way for horses and carriages; a street is, etymologically, a paved way, as early made in towns and cities; and, hence, the word is distinctively applied to roads or highways in compact settlements.
All keep the broad highway, and take delight With many rather for to go astray.
There is but one road by which to climb up.
When night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.

Way

Way , v. t. To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path. [Obs.] "In land not wayed." Wyclif.

Way

Way, v. i. To move; to progress; to go. [R.]
On a time as they together wayed.

Away.

That by, upon, or along, which one passes or processes; opportunity or room to pass; place of passing; passage; road, street, track, or path of any kind; as, they built a way to the mine.

To go or travel to; to go in, as a way or path.

To move; to progress; to go.

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Usage Examples

A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare - let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel.

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

A few years ago I lost 30 pounds, and people still wanted to criticize. And honestly, I'm happy with myself if I'm a little heavier. I realized: 'Why am I trying to conform to someone else's idea of beauty?' I think I'm beautiful either way.

A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

51st State was one that I loved doing because the character was so out there, and in a way I was sad to leave the character behind. I'm afraid I could never be that cool in real life!

'I Know You Care' is about my dad. And I haven't seen him for a long, long time. And my parents divorced when I was really young. And I guess I just wanted a - it was my way of saying that I wasn't bitter or angry anymore. I was just sad and just felt like something was missing.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

'American Horror' is the debasement of the suburban family, the way a lonely kid would have imagined it in the Seventies.

'WASP' is the only ethnic term that is in fact a term of class, apart from redneck, which is another word for the same group but who are in the lower social strata, so it's inexplicably tied up with social standing and culture and history in a way that the other hyphenations just are not.

'Avatar' is the greatest, most comprehensive collection of movie cliches ever assembled, but it's put together in a brand new way with a new technology, and tremendous imagination, making it a true epic and a kind of a milestone.

A clear cold morning with high wind: we caught in a trap a large gray wolf, and last night obtained in the same way a fox who had for some time infested the neighbourhood of the fort.

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

A dose of humility goes a long way in life and in politics.

'A Bug's Life' is a really funny movie and the characters have such different personalities. The movie is happy and then gets really sad and I'm like, W'hoa, I'm feeling this way and this movie is about bugs!'

A big part of who I am is just the way I was raised. Nobody is better than anyone else, and if you really work hard, you might get lucky and get what you want.

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