Significado de “way” - en el Diccionario Inglés


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way noun (ROUTE)

A2 [ C ] a route, direction, or path:

Do you know the way to the restaurant?
I've only been living in Madrid for a couple of weeks so I don't really know my way around it yet.
We'll have to stop for petrol on the way to the airport.
Can you find your own way out of the building?
He elbowed/pushed his way (= hit/pushed people so that he could go past them) to the front of the crowd.
The bus stopped for us to eat lunch but within half an hour we were on our way/under way (= travelling) again.
There's no way through here - you'll have to go round.
They flew from Los Angeles to Toronto by way of Chicago.
Many people have lost their way (= become lost) in the forest.
Only local people could find their way through the maze of narrow streets.
make your way

B2 to travel or move to a place:

We slowly made our way down the river.
It's getting late - we should make our way home soon.

B1 [ C ] used to talk about the direction in which something is facing:

"Which way does the room face?" "North."
Which way up should this box be? (= Which side should be on top?)
The numbers are the wrong way round - it should be 71, not 17.
the other way round/around

B2 happening in the opposite way:

I thought the older people would be more offended than the young people, but it was the other way round.
the other way around

B2 happening in the opposite way:

I thought the older people would be more offended than the young people, but it was the other way around.

used in the names of some roads:

Our offices are at 17 King's Way.

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way noun (DISTANCE)

B1 [ S ] a distance or a period of time:

The holiday seems like it's a long way off.
figurative We managed to pull ourselves all the way from 12th place to first place.
US They still have a ways to go.

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way noun (POSSIBILITY)

B1 [ C or U ] a particular choice, opinion, belief, or action, especially from among several possibilities:

I like the way you've done your hair.
In some/many ways it would be better if we met on Monday rather than Wednesday.
In a way (= partly), I would rather they didn't come because it will mean extra work.
He might have to resign or he might be demoted, but either way, his career is effectively over.
They don't write songs the way (= as) they used to.

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way noun (MANNER)

C1 [ S ] the manner in which someone behaves or thinks, or in which something happens:

Don't worry - 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 have nothing to do or I'm rushed off my feet!
ways [ plural ]

types of behaviour:

Over the years we've got used to his funny little ways.

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way noun (METHOD)

A2 [ C ] an action that can produce the result you want; a method:

There are many ways of solving the problem.
[ + to infinitive ] That's not the way to do it - let me show you.
That method hasn't worked, so let's try your way.

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way noun (FREE SPACE)

C2 [ S ] the space needed for a particular movement or action:

"Sorry, am I in your way? I'll move."
I couldn't see the stage because there was a pillar in the way (= between me and the stage).
Make way for some new clothes by clearing out ones you never wear.
You need to get out of the way of that car.
figurative She's determined to succeed and she won't let anything get/stand in her way (= prevent her).

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way noun (WANT)

C1 [ S ] informal If someone gets or has their way, what they want happens:

If she doesn't get/have her (own) way, she sulks like a four-year-old.

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  • He's such a child if he doesn't get his own way.
  • My little brother always gets his own way.
  • He's a schemer who always finds a way of getting his own way.
  • Those children are always getting their own way.
  • She has a temper tantrum if she doesn't get her own way.

way noun (CONDITION)

[ S ] the bad condition or state of someone or something, especially the state of a person's health:

He's been in a bad way (= very ill) ever since the operation.


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(Definición de way del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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way noun (ROUTE)

[ C ] a route or path to follow in order to get to a place:

Do you know the way to the train station?

[ C ] If you don’t know your way, can’t find your way, or have lost your way, you are not sure or do not know how to get where you want to go:

I don’t really know my way around town yet.

[ C ] Way also means street:

Our office is at 17 Harbor Way.

[ C ] Way can mean the direction, position, or order of something:

The numbers should be the other way around – 71, not 17.

[ C ] Your way can also be the progress of your life:

He made his way from sales assistant to head of sales.

way noun (DISTANCE)

[ U ] also ways, /weɪz/ distance, or a period of time:

We walked just a short way before he got tired.
When Mom called us for supper, we were still a ways from being finished.

way noun (MANNER)

[ C ] a particular manner, characteristic, or fashion:

I like the way your hair is fixed.
Jack and Beth feel the same way about animals.
There is no way I can leave her.
They don’t write songs the way they used to.

[ C ] Your way is also the ability to do things in the manner you want:

My little sister gets furious if she doesn’t get her way.

way adverb [ always + adv/prep; not gradable ] (FAR)

(used for emphasis) far or long:

That skirt’s way too much money.
Come on now, Alexander, it’s way past your bedtime.

slang Way can also mean very:

That car is way cool!

(Definición de way del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)