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noun (MANNER)    /weɪ/
C1 [S] the manner in which someone behaves or thinks, or in which something happens: Don't be alarmed - it's just his way. He looked at me in a sinister way. It's amazing the way she manages to stay so calm. The way he was shouting, you'd have thought he was badly hurt. To my way of thinking, they shouldn't be building so many roads. It's always the way at work - either I've got nothing to do or I'm rushed off my feet!Ways of achieving things ways [plural] types of behaviour: Over the years we've got used to his funny little ways.Behaving, interacting and behaviour Grammar:WayWay is a noun and adverb.See moreGrammar:Way as a nounAs a noun the most common meanings of way are ‘method or style’, ‘route, direction, road’ and ‘distance’:See moreGrammar:Way as an adverbWe can use way informally as a degree adverb to mean ‘a lot’:See moreGrammar:In the way, on the wayWe use in the way for things that are obstructing a path or stopping us from getting somewhere:See more
(Definition of way noun (MANNER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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