way

way noun வழி, சாலை, பாதை, (இச்சொல்லின் மாறுபட்ட பயன்பாட்டை ஆங்கில விளக்கத்துடன் கீழ் பார்க்கவும்)

1(plural ways) a method or style of doing something:

  • What is the best way to learn a language?
  • He smiled in a friendly way.
2(plural ways) a road or path that you must follow to go to a place:

  • Can you tell me the way to the station, please?
  • I lost my way and I had to look at the map.
  • We stopped for a meal on the way to Bristol.
  • Here’s the museum. Where’s the way in?
  • I can’t find the way out.
3(plural ways) a direction; where somebody or something is going or looking:

  • Come this way.
  • She was looking the other way.
  • Is this picture the right way up?
  • Those two words are the wrong way round.
4(no plural) distance:

  • It’s a long way from Glasgow to London.
by the way words that you say when you are going to talk about something different:

  • By the way, I had a letter from Ann yesterday.
give way

1to stop and let somebody or something go before you:

  • You must give way to traffic coming from the right.
2to agree with somebody when you did not agree before:

  • My parents finally gave way and said I could go on holiday with my friends.
3to break:

  • The ladder gave way and Ben fell to the ground.
in the way in front of somebody so that you stop them from seeing something or moving:

  • I can’t see – you’re in the way.
no way (informal) a way of saying ‘no’ more strongly:

  • ‘Can I borrow your bike?’ ‘No way!’
out of the way no longer stopping somebody from moving or doing something:

  • Get out of the way! There’s a car coming!
way of life how people live:

  • Is the way of life in Europe different from America?


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