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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.
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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.
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Translations of “path”
in Korean 길…
in Arabic طَريق…
in French sentier, chemin…
in Turkish patika, dar yol/geçit, keçi yolu…
in Italian sentiero…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小徑, 路,小道,小徑…
in Russian тропинка, курс, маршрут…
in Polish ścieżka, tor, droga…
in Spanish camino, sendero, trayectoria…
in Portuguese caminho, trilha…
in German der Pfad, der Weg…
in Catalan sender, camí…
in Japanese 小道…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小径, 路,小道,小径…
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