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path

noun [C] uk   /pɑːθ/ us    /pæθ/

path noun [C] (TRACK)

A2 a route or track between one place and another, or the direction in which something is moving: a garden path a concrete path a well-trodden path This is the path to the cliffs. It will be several days before snowploughs clear a path (through) to the village. They followed the path until they came to a gate. A fierce fire is still raging through the forest, burning everything in its path (= as it moves forward). The Weather Service issues warnings to people in the path of a hurricane (= in the area in which it is moving). The charged particles move in spiral paths.figurative His path through life was never easy.

path noun [C] (ACTIONS)

B2 a set of actions, especially ones that lead to a goal or result: The path to success is fraught with difficulties.
(Definition of path from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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