pathnoun [ C ]uk /pɑːθ/ us /pæθ/
path noun [ C ] (TRACK)
a garden path
a concrete path
a well-trodden path
This is the path to the cliffs.
A fierce fire is still raging through the forest, burning everything in its path (= as it moves forward).
The Weather Service issues warnings to people in the path of a hurricane (= in the area in which it is moving).
- The path descended steeply into the valley.
- When you reach a fork in the road take the right-hand path.
- After a while the narrow track merges with a rocky path.
- I tried to push past her but she barred my path .
- Hundreds of houses in the typhoon's path suffered structural damage.
path noun [ C ] (ACTIONS)
- She saw her new job as a step further on the path to independence.
- I took the path of least resistance and agreed with the others.
- We must do more to smooth the country's path to democratic reform.
- The path to peace seems at last to be clear, although it may be a long and tortuous one.
- Kathy had followed a very different career path to her older sister.