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AW 5AY 5
YA 5 

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way awy wya ywa ayw yaw

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Definitions and meaning of way



  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: , IPA(key): /weɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • Homophones: weigh, wey, whey (in accents with the wine-whine merger)

Etymology 1

From Middle English way, wey, from Old English weġ (way; path), from Proto-West Germanic *weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Doublet of voe.

Alternative forms

  • waye, waie (both obsolete)


way (plural ways)

  1. (heading) To do with a place or places.
    1. A road, a direction, a (physical or conceptual) path from one place to another.
      • the season and ways very improper for his Majesty's forces to march so great a distance
      • "It's a long way to Tipperary, / it's a long way to go." [It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, a marching and music hall song by Jack Judge and Henry "Harry" James Williams, popularized especially by British troops in World War One]
      • "Do you know the way to San Jose?" [song title and lyrics, Bacharach and David]
    2. A means to enter or leave a place.
    3. A roughly-defined geographical area.
  2. A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.
  3. A state or condition
    When I returned home, I found my house and belongings in a most terrible way.
  4. (heading) Personal interaction.
    1. Possibility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way').
    2. Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct.
  5. (Germanic paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.
    • To walk the Way of the Runes, you must experience the runes as they manifest both in the part of Midgard that lies outside yourself and the worlds within. (Diana Paxson)
  6. (nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.
    • 1977, Richard O'Kane, Clear the Bridge: The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang, Ballantine Books (2003), p.343:
      Ten minutes into the run Tang slowed, Welch calling out her speed as she lost way.
  7. A degree, an amount, a sense.
  8. (US, As the head of an interjectory clause, followed by an infinitive starting with “to”) Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.
  9. (plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.
  10. (plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.
  • See also Thesaurus:way
Derived terms



  1. (only in reply to no way) yes; it is true; it is possible
    Synonym: yes way


way (third-person singular simple present ways, present participle waying, simple past and past participle wayed)

  1. (obsolete) To travel.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.ii:
      on a time as they together way'd, / He made him open chalenge [] .

Etymology 2

Apheresis of away.

Alternative forms

  • 'way, ’way (dated)


way (not comparable)

  1. (informal, with comparative or modified adjective) Much.
    I'm way too tired to do that.
    I'm a way better singer than Emma.
    • 2006, Keyboard, Volume 32, Issues 1-6, page 132,
      It turns out that's way more gain than you need for a keyboard, but you don't have to use all of it to benefit from the sonic characteristics.
  2. (slang, with positive adjective) Very.
    I'm way tired.
    String theory is way cool, except for the math.
    • 2005, Erika V. Shearin Karres, Crushes, Flirts, & Friends: A Real Girl's Guide to Boy Smarts, page 16,
      With all the way cool boys out there, what if you don't recognize them because you don't know what to look for? Or, what if you have a chance to pick a perfect Prince and you end up with a yucky Frog instead?
  3. (informal) Far.
  • (much): far, much, loads
  • (very): so, very, so much
Derived terms
  • way too
  • way too many
  • way too much

Etymology 3

From the sound it represents, by analogy with other (velar) letters such as kay and gay.


way (plural ways)

  1. The letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms
  • double-u


  • Yaw, wya, yaw



From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.



  1. water


  • "Bobot" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Highland Popoluca



  1. hair


  • Elson, Benjamin F.; Gutiérrez G., Donaciano (1999) Diccionario popoluca de la Sierra, Veracruz (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 41)‎[4] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., →ISBN, page 115

Lampung Api


From Proto-Lampungic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *wahiʀ.



  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)




  1. exclamation


  • The Ojibwe People's Dictionary https://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/main-entry/way-pc-disc




  1. tortilla


  • away

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a moth that infests beehives.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)