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Translation of "way" - English-Spanish dictionary

way

noun /wei/
an opening or passageway camino, vía; entrada, salida This is the way in/out There’s no way through.
a route, direction etc dirección; camino Which way shall we go? Which is the way to Princes Street? His house is on the way from here to the school Will you be able to find your/the way to my house? Your house is on my way home The errand took me out of my way a motorway.
used in the names of roads calle; avenida His address is 21 Melville Way.
a distance distancia It’s a long way to the school The nearest shops are only a short way away.
a method or manner manera, modo, forma What is the best way to make an omelette? I know a good way of doing it He’s got a funny way of talking This is the quickest way to chop onions.
an aspect or side of something aspecto; manera (de alguna manera/forma siento pena por él) In some ways this job is quite difficult In a way I feel sorry for him.
a characteristic of behaviour; a habit maneras He has some rather unpleasant ways.
used with many verbs to give the idea of progressing or moving camino, paso (abrirse camino/paso) He pushed his way through the crowd They soon ate their way through the food.
wayfarer noun
(literary, old-fashioned ) a traveller, especially on foot. caminante, viajero
wayside noun
the side of a road, path etc borde (del camino/de la carretera) We can stop by the wayside and have a picnic (also adjective) a wayside inn.
be/get on one’s way
to start or continue a walk, journey etc ponerse en camino Well, thanks for the cup of tea, but I must be on my way now.
by the way
incidentally, in passing, while I remember etc a propósito, por cierto By the way, did you know he was getting married?
fall by the wayside
(of projects, ideas etc) to be abandoned; to fail quedarse en la estacada; venirse abajo, fracasar The project fell by the wayside when the federal subsidies were cut off by Congress.
get/have one’s own way
to do, get etc what one wants salirse con la suya You can’t always have your own way.
get into / out of the way of (doing) something
to become accustomed to (not) doing; to get into / out of the habit of doing adquirir el hábito, acostumbrarse They got into the way of waking up late when they were on holiday.
go out of one’s way
to do more than is really necessary desvivirse He went out of his way to help us.
have a way with
to be good at dealing with or managing tener buena mano con, dársele bien algo a alguien She has a way with children.
have it one’s own way
to get one’s own way hacer lo que uno quiera, hacer como uno quiera Oh, have it your own way – I’m tired of arguing.
in a bad way
unwell; in poor condition mal The patient is in a bad way.
in/out of the/someone’s way
(not) blocking someone’s progress, or occupying space that is needed by someone en el camino de alguien Don’t leave your bicycle where it will get in the way of pedestrians Will I be in the/your way if I work at this table? ’Get out of my way!’ he said rudely.
lose one’s way
to stop knowing where one is, or in which direction one ought to be going perderse, extraviarse I lost my way in the back streets of the city.
make one’s way
to go dirigirse a/hacia They made their way towards the centre/center of the town.
to get on in the world abrirse paso (en la vida/en el mundo) Young people want to make their own way in the world.
make way (for)
to stand aside and leave room (for) dejar paso/sitio The crowd parted to make way for the ambulance.
under way
moving, in progress etc en curso, en marcha Construction of the new stadium is now under way.
way of life noun
a manner of spending one’s life modo de vida I enjoy farming – it’s a pleasant way of life.
ways and means noun plural
methods, especially of providing money medios There are various ways and means of finding out the truth.
(Definition of way from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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