Bedeutung von “way” im Essential American English Dictionary


noun us /weɪ/

A2 how you do something:

I need to find a way to help him.
We looked at different ways of solving the problem.

A2 the route that you take to get from one place to another:

Is there another way out of here?
I should buy a newspaper on the way home.

B1 a particular choice, opinion, belief, or action, especially from among several possibilities:

I don’t like the way she dresses.

B1 a direction something faces or travels in:

This bus is going the wrong way.

B1 an amount of space or time:

We’re a long way from home.
Summer vacation is still a long way off.
by the way

A2 used when you say something new or on a different subject:

Oh, by the way, my name’s Julie.
Oh, by the way, I forgot to buy the milk.
way of life

B1 the way in which a person lives:

Stealing became a way of life for him.
no way! informal

B1 certainly not:

“Will you lend me some money?” “No way!”
in a way/in many ways

used to say that you think something is partly true:

In many ways, she was right.
be on her, my, its, etc. way

to be arriving soon:

She just called – she’s on her way.
get in the way

to stop someone from doing or continuing with something:

Don’t let video games get in the way of your studies.
be under way

to be already happening:

Building work is already under way.
give way

If something gives way, it falls because it is not strong enough to support the weight on top of it:

Suddenly the ground gave way under me.
make your way

to move somewhere, often with difficulty:

We made our way through the store to the main entrance.
get/have your own way

to get what you want, although it upsets other people:

She cries until she gets her own way.

(Definition von “way” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)