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English definition of “way”


noun [C or U] (POSSIBILITY)    /weɪ/
B1 a particular choice , opinion , belief , or action , especially from among several possibilities : I like the way you've had your hair done. In some/many ways it would be better if we met on Monday rather than Wednesday . In a way (= partly ), I would prefer it if they didn't come because it would mean extra work . He might have to resign or he might be demoted , but either way, his career is effectively over. They don't write songs the way (= as) they used to.Ways of achieving things Grammar:WayWay is a noun and adverb.Grammar:Way as a nounAs a noun the most common meanings of way are ‘method or style’, ‘route, direction, road’ and ‘distance’:Grammar:Way as an adverbWe can use way informally as a degree adverb to mean ‘a lot’:Grammar:In the way, on the wayWe use in the way for things that are obstructing a path or stopping us from getting somewhere:
(Definition of way noun (POSSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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