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Definition of way

"way" in the noun sense

1. manner, mode, style, way, fashion

how something is done or how it happens

"her dignified manner"

"his rapid manner of talking"

"their nomadic mode of existence"

"in the characteristic New York style"

"a lonely way of life"

"in an abrasive fashion"

2. means, agency, way

thing or person that acts to produce a particular effect or achieve an end

"a means of control"

"an example is the best agency of instruction"

"the true way to success"

3. direction, way

a line leading to a place or point

"he looked the other direction"

"didn't know the way home"

4. way

the condition of things generally

"that's the way it is"

"I felt the same way"

5. way, path, way of life

a course of conduct

"the path of virtue"

"we went our separate ways"

"our paths in life led us apart"

"genius usually follows a revolutionary path"

6. way

any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

7. way

a journey or passage

"they are on the way"

8. room, way, elbow room

space for movement

"room to pass"

"make way for"

"hardly enough elbow room to turn around"

9. way

the property of distance in general

"it's a long way to Moscow"

"he went a long ways"

10. way

doing as one pleases or chooses

"if I had my way"

11. way

a general category of things used in the expression `in the way of'

"they didn't have much in the way of clothing"

12. way

a portion of something divided into shares

"they split the loot three ways"

"way" in the adverb sense

1. way, right smart

to a great degree or by a great distance very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States

"way over budget"

"way off base"

"the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on"

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Quotations for way

Good land, evil way. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Princes have no way. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Every man has his way. [ Ter ]

Give way to your betters. [ Proverb ]

The iron way, the railway. [ French ]

Love will find out the way. [ Percy's Reliques ]

Better ask than lose your way. [ Italian Proverb ]

A wilful man must have his way. [ Proverb ]

Every one has his own way of it. [ Horace ]

That is the way to beggar's bush. [ Proverb ]

The life of a man is a winter way. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Beggars never are out of their way. [ Proverb ]

Difficulties give way to diligence. [ Proverb ]

By different steps but the same way.

The way to gain a friend is to be one. [ Michelet ]

With thee conversing I forget the way. [ Gay ]

Content to follow when we lead the way. [ Homer ]

Drumming is not the way to catch a hare. [ Proverb ]

Rogues are always found out in some way.

The way of the cross is the way of light. [ Motto ]

Genius points the way; talent pursues it. [ Marie Ebner-Eschenbach ]

A middle way or course; any middle course. [ Motto ]

An old dog can't alter his way of barking. [ Proverb ]

The only way to have a friend is to he one. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Living upon trust is the way to pay double. [ Proverb ]

Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way. [ Goldsmith ]

Love and pease-porridge will make their way. [ Proverb ]

He will not give the way even to a blind man. [ Proverb ]

He that follows Nature is never out of his way. [ Proverb ]

Fame points the course, and glory leads the way. [ Pye ]

The furthest way about, is the nearest way home. [ Proverb ]

Not to hear conscience is the way to silence it. [ Proverb ]

Frightening of a bird is not the way to catch it. [ Proverb ]

Contempt is the only way to triumph over calumny. [ Madame de Maintenon ]

He tells me my way, and does not know it himself. [ Proverb ]

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us. [ Bovee ]

Secrecy in suits goes a great way towards success. [ Bacon ]

Pride had rather go out of the way than go behind. [ Proverb ]

He goes not out of his way that goes to a good inn. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

He that will cheat at play, will cheat you any way. [ Proverb ]

And mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair. [ Byron ]

The friend of order has made half his way to virtue. [ Lavater ]

He that goes the contrary way must go it over twice. [ Proverb ]

There is no short cut of a way without some ill way. [ Proverb ]

A ready way to lose your friend is to lend him money. [ Proverb ]

Make haste to an ill way, that you may get out of it. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Love is the joining of two souls on their way to God. [ J. M. Barrie ]

The best way of revenge is not to imitate the injury. [ Marcus Aurelius ]

Holding an eel too fast is the way to let her escape. [ Proverb ]

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way. [ Bible ]

Grief that gives way to verses is not very lamentable. [ Proverb ]

It is not love that ruins us; it is the way we make it. [ Bussy-Rabutin ]

We can do more good by being good than in any other way. [ Rowland Hill ]

The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity. [ Philarète Chasles ]

A noble man is led a long way by a good word from women. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

The only way to know and to serve God, is to be like him. [ Proverb ]

The way of the world is to make laws, but follow customs. [ Montaigne ]

We are led on, like little children, by a way we know not. [ George Eliot ]

Not to go forward in the way of virtue is to go backwards. [ Proverb ]

You should not live one way in private, another in public. [ Syrus ]

The English have a heavy-hearted way of amusing themselves. [ Sully ]

None should expect to prosper who go out of the way of duty. [ Aughey ]

Long is the way And hard, that out of hell leads up to light. [ Milton ]

Ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein. [ Bible ]

One cannot help doing a good office when it comes in one's way. [ Le Sage ]

The best way to see divine light, is to put out your own candle. [ Proverb ]

Nature is no spendthrift, but takes the shortest way to her ends. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

There is but one way to heaven for the learned and the unlearned. [ Jeremy Taylor ]

Thus ready for the way of life or death, I wait the sharpest blow. [ William Shakespeare ]

Go on in new deeds of valour, my son! That is the way to the stars. [ Virgil ]

The eyes are the windows of a woman's heart; you may enter that way! [ Eugene Sue ]

The only way to be sure of not losing a child, is never to have any. [ Proverb ]

He gains wisdom in a happy way who gains it by another's experience. [ Plautus ]

The way to fame, is like the way to heaven, through much tribulation. [ Sterne ]

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time. [ Sir Richard Cecil ]

The best way to make the audience laugh is by first laughing yourself. [ Goldsmith ]

The best way to keep good acts in memory, is to refresh them with new. [ Cato ]

We must be in some way like God in order that we may see God as He is. [ Chapin ]

The only way of setting the will free is to deliver it from wilfulness. [ J. C. and A. W. Hare ]

To possess a good cognomen is a long way on the road of success in life. [ Chamfort ]

He that goes a great way for a wife is either cheated, or means to cheat. [ Proverb ]

The way of this world is to praise dead saints and persecute living ones. [ Rev. N. Howe ]

In love, the only way to resist temptation is to sometimes succumb to it. [ Mme. de Choiseul ]

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure is to correct ourselves. [ Demosthenes ]

There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. [ Addison ]

To endeavor to forget any one is the certain way to think of nothing else. [ La Bruyere ]

The surest way of making a dupe is to let your victim suppose you are his. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]

Let us not run out of the path of duty, lest we run into the way of danger. [ Rowland Hill ]

He is well onward in the way of wisdom who can bear reproof, and mend by it. [ Proverb ]

A Burston horse, and a Cambridge master of arts will give the way to nobody. [ Proverb ]

The only way to please God is to follow the good inclinations of our nature. [ Alfred Mercier ]

Sincerity is the way to heaven. To think how to be sincere is the way of man. [ Confucius ]

When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return. [ Bible ]

He that dies without the company of good men puts not himself into a good way. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

How can the cat help it if the maid is fool enough to leave things in her way) [ Italian Proverb ]

The certain way to be cheated is to fancy one's self more cunning than others. [ Charron ]

Though a man declares himself an atheist, it in no way alters his obligations. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]

The hoary head is a crown of glory if it be found in the way of righteousness. [ Bible ]

The way to cheerfulness is to keep our bodies in exercise and our minds at ease. [ Steele ]

The true way to mourn the dead is to take care of the living who belong to them. [ Burke ]

The eyes, the ears, the tongue, the hands, the feet, they all fast in their way. [ Proverb ]

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way in Scrabble®

The word way is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 9

Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays In The Letters way:

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The 46 Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays For Words Using The Letters In way

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way in Words With Friends™

The word way is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 8

Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays In The Letters way:

YAW
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All Words With Friends™ Plays For The Word way

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The 48 Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays Using The Letters In way

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Words within the letters of way

2 letter words in way (2 words)

3 letter words in way (Anagrams) (2 words)

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Words containing the sequence way

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Word Growth involving way

Shorter words in way

ay

Longer words containing way

airway airways fairways
airway airways stairways
airway fairway fairways
airway stairway stairways
aisleway aisleways
alleyway alleyways
anyway anyways
archway archways
away aways breakaways
away aways caraways
away aways castaways
away aways cutaways
away aways fadeaways
away aways fallaways
away aways flyaways
away aways foldaways
away aways getaways
away aways giveaways
away aways hideaways
away aways layaways
away aways lockaways
away aways runaways
away aways seaways
away aways soakaways
away aways straightaways
away aways takeaways
away aways tearaways
away aways throwaways
away aways towaways stowaways
away aways walkaways
away aways washaways
away breakaway breakaways
away caraway caraways
away castaway castaways
away cutaway cutaways
away fadeaway fadeaways
away fallaway fallaways
away faraway
away flyaway flyaways
away foldaway foldaways
away getaway getaways
away giveaway giveaways
away hideaway hideaways
away layaway layaways
away lockaway lockaways
away runaway runaways
away seaway seaways
away soakaway soakaways
away straightaway straightaways
away takeaway takeaways
away tearaway tearaways
away throwaway throwaways
away towaway stowaway stowaways
away towaway towaways stowaways
away walkaway walkaways
away washaway washaways
bedway bedways
beltway beltways
breezeway breezeways
bridleway
byway byways
cableway cableways
carriageway carriageways
causeway causeways
channelway channelways
companionway companionways
cruiseway cruiseways
cycleway cycleways
doorway doorways
drangway drangways
driveway driveways
edgeway edgeways
entranceway entranceways
entryway entryways
escapeway escapeways
feedway feedways
flatway flatways
floodway floodways
flyway flyways
freeway freeways
freeway nonfreeway
gangway gangways
gateway gatewaying
gateway gateways
halfway
hallway hallways
hatchway hatchways
headway headways
highway highwayman
highway highwaymen
highway highways superhighways
highway superhighway superhighways
jetway jetways
keyway keyways
laneway laneways
leeway leeways
midway midways
milkyway
motorway motorways
multiway
noway noways
oneway
parkway parkways
partway
passageway passageways
pathway pathways subpathways
pathway subpathway subpathways
raceway
railway railwayless
railway railwayman
railway railwaymen
railway railways
ringway ringways
riverway riverways
roadway broadway
roadway roadways
ropeway ropeways
runway runways
shipway shipways
sideway sideways
skidway skidways
slipway slipways
sluiceway sluiceways
someway someways
speedway speedways
spillway spillways
sternway sternways
straightway
subway subways
sunway
sway busway
sway crossway crossways
sway expressway expressways
sway oversway overswayed
sway oversway overswaying
sway oversway oversways
sway swayable
sway swayback swaybacked
sway swayback swaybacks
sway swayed overswayed
sway swayed unswayed
sway swayer swayers
sway swaying overswaying
sway sways crossways
sway sways expressways
sway sways oversways
taxiway taxiways
threeway
throughway throughways
thruway thruways
tollway tollways
trackway trackways
trafficway
trainway trainways
tramway tramwayman
tramway tramwaymen
tramway tramways
tunnelway
twoway
underway
walkway walkways
waterway waterways
wayback swayback swaybacked
wayback swayback swaybacks
waybill waybills
waybird waybirds
wayboard wayboards
waybook waybooks
waybread waybreads
wayfare wayfared
wayfare wayfarer wayfarers
wayfare wayfares
wayfaring wayfarings
wayhouse wayhouses
waylaid
waylay waylayer waylayers
waylay waylaying
waylay waylays
waymarked
waymarking
waymarks
wayment waymented
wayment waymenting
wayment wayments
wayout
waypoint waypoints
waypost wayposts
ways airways fairways
ways airways stairways
ways aisleways
ways alleyways
ways always
ways anyways
ways archways
ways aways breakaways
ways aways caraways
ways aways castaways
ways aways cutaways
ways aways fadeaways
ways aways fallaways
ways aways flyaways
ways aways foldaways
ways aways getaways
ways aways giveaways
ways aways hideaways
ways aways layaways
ways aways lockaways
ways aways runaways
ways aways seaways
ways aways soakaways
ways aways straightaways
ways aways takeaways
ways aways tearaways
ways aways throwaways
ways aways towaways stowaways
ways aways walkaways
ways aways washaways
ways bedways
ways beltways
ways breezeways
ways byways
ways cableways
ways carriageways
ways causeways
ways channelways
ways companionways
ways cornerways
ways cruiseways
ways cycleways
ways doorways
ways drangways
ways driveways
ways edgeways
ways endways
ways entranceways
ways entryways
ways escapeways
ways feedways
ways flatways
ways floodways
ways flyways
ways freeways
ways frontways
ways gangways
ways gateways
ways hallways
ways hatchways
ways headways
ways highways superhighways
ways jetways
ways keyways
ways laneways
ways launchways
ways leastways
ways leeways
ways lengthways
ways longways
ways midways
ways motorways
ways noways
ways parkways
ways passageways
ways pathways subpathways
ways railways
ways ringways
ways riverways
ways roadways
ways ropeways
ways runways
ways shipways
ways sideways
ways skidways
ways skyways
ways slipways
ways sluiceways
ways someways
ways speedways
ways spillways
ways sternways
ways subways
ways sways crossways
ways sways expressways
ways sways oversways
ways taxiways
ways throughways
ways thruways
ways tideways
ways tollways
ways trackways
ways trainways
ways tramways
ways walkways
ways waterways
ways wayside waysides
wayward waywardly
wayward waywardness