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pathnoun [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 ​fiercefire is still ​raging through the ​forest, ​burning everything in ​its path (= as it ​movesforward). The Weather Service ​issueswarnings to ​people in the path of a ​hurricane (= in the ​area in which it is ​moving). The ​chargedparticlesmove in ​spiral paths.figurative His path through ​life was never ​easy.

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  • path noun [C] (ACTIONS)

B2 a set of ​actions, ​especiallyones that ​lead to a ​goal or ​result: The path tosuccess is ​fraught with difficulties.

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(Definition of path from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"path" in American English

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pathnoun [C]

 us   /pæθ/
a way or ​track made by or for ​peoplewalking on the ​ground, or a ​line along which something moves: a ​bike path The ​forestfireburned everything in ​its path. A path is also a set of ​actions that ​lead to a ​result or ​goal: Ashe pioneered the path of ​blacktennisplayers to the ​top of the ​game. physics The path of an ​electron is the ​space it ​travels in around the ​center of an ​atom.
(Definition of path from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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