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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.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 (MANNER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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