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Main Entry: way
Synonyms:
ability, access, ache to, action, actions, activity, acts, address, adit, admission, advance, advancement, advancing, aesthetic distance, affectation, aim, aim at, air, air lock, air space, alley, ambition, ample scope, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, application, apply for, approach, ardor, area, arrangement, art, artery, ask, ask for, asking, attack, automatism, avenue, azimuth, bad habit, bag, be desirous of, be dying to, bearing, beg leave, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, bent, bespeak, blank check, blueprint, blueprinting, body-build, bon ton, boulevard, brand, breed, burn to, byway, calculation, call for, capacity, capital, career, carriage, carte blanche, cast, catch, channel, character, characteristic, characteristics, charting, choice, choose, choose to, class, clearance, command, command of language, compass, complexion, comportment, composition, conation, conatus, conception, concupiscence, conduct, conduit, conformity, constituents, constitution, consuetude, continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, contrivance, convention, corridor, course, crasis, crave, creature of habit, culture pattern, cup of tea, curiosity, current, custom, dearest wish, dearly love to, decide, decision, decree, deep space, demand, demeanor, deportment, depths of space, desiderate, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, determine, device, devices, dharma, diathesis, direction, direction line, discretion, disposable resources, disposition, distance, ditch, divergence, doing, doings, drag, drift, driftway, drive, duct, eagerness, egress, elbowroom, endurance, enterprise, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway, envisagement, established way, ethos, etiquette, exaggeration, exit, expressed desire, expression of ideas, extension, extent, fancy, fantasy, farness, fashion, favor, feel, feeling for words, fiber, field, figuring, file for, folkway, forbidden fruit, force of habit, foresight, forethought, form, form of speech, forte, forward motion, forwardal, forwarding, frame, free choice, free course, free hand, free play, free scope, free will, full scope, full swing, funds, furtherance, furthering, game, gangplank, gangway, genius, gestures, glimmering goal, go-ahead, goings-on, golden vision, grace of expression, grain, grandiloquence, graphing, ground plan, guidelines, guise, habit, habit pattern, habitude, hall, hang, have designs on, heading, headroom, headway, helmsmanship, highway, hope, horme, hue, humor, humors, idea, ilk, impetration, in, inclination, indent, infinity, inflation, ingress, inlet, intake, intellectual curiosity, intention, itch to, kidney, kind, knack, lane, latitude, lay, layout, leeway, length, lengthening, libido, lie, light-years, like, like to, liking, line, line of direction, line of march, lineup, literary style, lodestone, long-range plan, long rope, long suit, long to, love, love to, lust, lust after, lust for learning, magnet, main interest, maintenance, maintien, make a request, make a requisition, make application, makeup, maneuvering space, manner, manner of speaking, mannerism, manners, mapping, march, margin, master plan, means, means of access, method, methodology, methods, metier, mien, mileage, mind, mode, mode of expression, modus, modus vivendi, mold, mores, motions, movements, moves, nature, navigation, need, no holds barred, objective, observable behavior, observance, ongoing, onward course, open space, opening, operations research, order, organization, orientation, parsecs, passage, passageway, passion, path, pattern, peculiarity, perpetuation, perseverance, persistence, personal style, perspective, pet subject, petition, physique, piece, piloting, plan, planning, play, pleasure, pleasure principle, plum, point, poise, port, pose, posture, power, practice, praxis, prearrangement, prefer, prescription, presence, prize, procedure, proceeding, program, program of action, progress, progression, progressiveness, prolongation, promotion, proper thing, property, protraction, pursuance, pursuit, put in for, quality, quarter, range, rationalization, reach, recourses, remoteness, repetition, request, requisition, resolution, resolve, resorts, resources, rhetoric, ride, ritual, road, rolling, rolling on, room, room to spare, rope, route, row, run, schedule, schema, schematism, schematization, scheme, scheme of arrangement, scope, sea room, second nature, see fit, sense of language, separation, set, setup, sexual desire, shape, social convention, social science, somatotype, sort, space, span, spare room, specialism, speciality, specialization, specialty, species, spirit, stamp, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, staying power, steerage, steerageway, steering, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, sternway, stock, straight course, strain, strategic plan, strategy, streak, street, stretch, stride, stripe, strong point, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, suchness, supply, sustained action, sustenance, swing, system, systematization, tactical plan, tactics, take to, technicality, technique, temper, temperament, temptation, tendency, tenor, the big picture, the grand style, the picture, the plain style, the sublime, thing, think fit, think good, think proper, thirst for knowledge, thoroughfare, time-honored practice, tolerance, tone, touch, track, tradition, travel, trench, trend, trick, trophy, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel, turn, type, uninterrupted course, unremittingness, urge, usage, use, variety, vein, velleity, vestibule, vocation, volition, want, want to, wanting, way in, way of life, ways, ways and means, weakness, what is done, wherewith, wherewithal, whistle for, wide berth, will, will and pleasure, will power, wise, wish, wish fulfillment, wish to, wish to goodness, wish very much, wont, wonting, working plan, would fain do
 
Main Entry: all the way
Synonyms:
a outrance, a toute outrance, all hollow, all out, as far as, flat out, the last extremity, to, to a fare-you-well, to a finish, to the backbone, to the end, to the full, to the limit, to the marrow, to the skies, to the sky, to the utmost, utterly, with a vengeance
 
Main Entry: any old way
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airily, any which way, anyhow, bunglingly, carelessly, casually, clumsily, cursorily, disregardfully, forgetfully, haphazardly, heedlessly, helter-skelter, hit and miss, hit or miss, inattentively, inconsiderately, messily, offhand, offhandedly, once over lightly, perfunctorily, promiscuously, recklessly, regardlessly, slapdash, sloppily, tactlessly, thoughtlessly, unguardedly, unheedfully, unheedingly, unmindfully, unsolicitously, unthinkingly, unvigilantly, unwarily
 
Main Entry: back way
Synonyms:
back door, back road, back stairs, back street, bolt-hole, by-lane, bypass, bypath, byroad, bystreet, byway, covert way, detour, escalier derobe, escape hatch, escape route, roundabout way, secret exit, secret passage, secret staircase, side door, side road, side street, underground, underground railroad, underground route
 
Main Entry: by the way
Synonyms:
a propos, accidental, aimless, apropos, apropos of, by-the-way, by the by, casual, desultory, deviative, digressive, discursive, en passant, episodic, excursive, for example, in passing, incidental, incidentally, loose, maundering, occasional, par exemple, parenthetical, parenthetically, rambling, roving, speaking of, wandering
 
Main Entry: by way of
Synonyms:
all through, around, by, by dint of, by means of, by use of, by virtue of, hereby, herewith, in virtue of, on, over, passing by, passing through, per, round about, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, upon, via, whereby, wherewith, wherewithal, with
 
Main Entry: clear the way
Synonyms:
aid, blaze the trail, break the ice, cultivate the soil, ease, expedite, explain, facilitate, go in advance, grease, grease the ways, grease the wheels, hasten, help along, lay the foundation, lay the groundwork, loose, lubricate, make clear, make way for, oil, open the way, open up, pave the way, prepare the way, quicken, remove friction, run interference for, simplify, smooth, smooth the way, soap the ways, sow the seed, speed, unbar, unblock, unclog, unjam
 
Main Entry: give way
Synonyms:
abandon hope, accommodate, adjust, aye, back down, beat down, become suicidal, bend, break, break off combat, break open, break up, burst, carry away, catch a crab, cave, cave in, cease resistance, cheapen, collapse, come apart, come off, come undone, come unstuck, compose, compound, compromise, conk out, cop out, crack, crack up, crumble, cut, cut a crab, cut prices, decline, deflate, depreciate, despair, despair of, despond, devaluate, disintegrate, dive, droop, drop, duck responsibility, evade responsibility, fade, fail, faint, fall, fall in price, fall off, fall to pieces, falter, feather, feather an oar, fissure, fizzle out, flag, flop, flop down, flump, flump down, fly apart, founder, fracture, get loose, give, give and take, give away, give ground, give in, give out, give up, give up hope, go down, go downhill, go fifty-fifty, go soft, go to pieces, hit rock bottom, hit the skids, jew down, languish, lapse, lose heart, lose hope, lower, make a deal, make an adjustment, make concessions, mark down, meet halfway, nose-dive, pace, paddle, pare, peel off, peg out, peter out, pine, play politics, plop, plop down, plumb the depths, plummet, plump, plunge, ply the oar, poop out, pull, punt, quit the field, reach a compromise, reach the depths, reduce, relax, relent, row, row away, row dry, rupture, sag, scull, set, settle, settle down, shave, ship oars, shoot, sink, sink down, sink into despair, sky an oar, slash, slouch, slump, slump down, snap, split, split the difference, spring a leak, spring apart, start, strike a balance, strike a bargain, submerge, submit, subside, surrender, swag, take the mean, touch bottom, trim, unbend, unravel, weaken, wear away, wear thin, wilt, yield, yield to despair
 
Main Entry: give way to
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bow to, cater to, coddle, cosset, cut loose, defer to, favor, go all out, go flat out, go unrestrained, gratify, humor, indulge, knuckle under to, let go, let loose, mollycoddle, oblige, open up, pamper, please, run wild, satisfy, spoil, submit to, succumb to, yield to
 
Main Entry: in a bad way
Synonyms:
ailing, ausgespielt, bad, below par, between two fires, cornered, critically ill, done, done up, down, effete, emptied, endangered, exhausted, faint, faintish, far-gone, fatigued, feeling awful, feeling faint, feeling something terrible, frazzled, ill, imperiled, in a predicament, in danger, in desperate case, in extremis, in jeopardy, indisposed, jaded, jeopardized, laid low, mortally ill, not quite right, off-color, on the spot, out of sorts, played out, pooped, rocky, run-down, seedy, shotten, sick, sick unto death, sickish, spent, taken ill, threatened, tired, under the weather, unwell, used up, worn-out
 
Main Entry: in a way
Synonyms:
a bit, a little, after a fashion, appreciably, as it were, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, comparatively, detectably, extremely, fairly, in a manner, in a measure, in part, in some measure, incompletely, kind of, leastwise, merely, mildly, moderately, modestly, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, only, part, partially, partly, pretty, pro tanto, purely, quite, rather, relatively, scarcely, simply, slightly, so far, so to speak, somewhat, sort of, thus far, to a degree, to some degree, to some extent, tolerably, very, visibly
 
Main Entry: lead the way
Synonyms:
be the bellwether, beacon, break ground, break the ice, create, epitomize, exemplify, fit the pattern, get ahead of, get before, go before, guide, have the start, head, head the line, head up, initiate, invent, lap, lead, lead off, lead the dance, light the way, originate, outstrip, pace, pioneer, precede, set an example, set the pace, spearhead, stand first, take the initiative, take the lead, take the plunge
 
Main Entry: look the other way
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abide with, accept, be big, be blind, be blind to, be caught out, be content with, be easy with, be inattentive, be unwary, blink at, brook, condone, connive at, disregard, give no heed, go blind, hear nothing, ignore, judge not, lean over backwards, let pass, listen to reason, live with, make light of, miss, not attend, not heed, not listen, not notice, not see, not write off, overlook, pass by, pass over, pay no attention, pay no mind, see both sides, see nothing, slight, suspend judgment, think little of, tolerate, view with indulgence, walk in darkness, wear blinkers, wink at
 
Main Entry: Milky Way
Synonyms:
Via Lactea, barred spiral, barred spiral galaxy, cosmic noise, galactic circle, galactic cluster, galactic coordinates, galactic latitude, galactic longitude, galactic nebula, galactic noise, galactic pole, galaxy, island universe, spheroidal galaxy, spiral, spiral galaxy, spiral nebula, supergalaxy
 
Main Entry: no way
Synonyms:
acedia, apathy, cave of Trophonius, cave of despair, despair, desperateness, desperation, despondency, disconsolateness, fat chance, forget it, forlornness, nix, no exit, no sirree, no way out, nope, not a chance, not much, nothing doing, sloth
 
Main Entry: on the way
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along the way, as one goes, brewing, en passant, en route, forthcoming, going on, in embryo, in hand, in mid-progress, in passing, in preparation, in process, in production, in progress, in the oven, in the works, in transit, in transitu, on stream, on the anvil, on the fire, on the road, on the wing, under construction, under revision, under way
 
Main Entry: out-of-the-way
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Bohemian, O-shaped, aberrant, aberrative, adrift, ambagious, antipodean, apart, back of beyond, backhanded, beat, beside the mark, beside the point, beside the question, beyond reach, beyond the bounds, breakaway, casual, circuitous, circular, departing, desultory, detached, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive, distant, errant, erratic, excursive, extra, extraneous, extraordinary, extrinsic, far out, farfetched, forced, free and easy, fringy, godforsaken, helical, heretical, heterodox, hippie, hyperborean, immaterial, impertinent, improbable, in a backwater, inaccessible, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, incidental, inconsequent, indirect, informal, insular, irrelative, irrelevant, isolated, kinky, labyrinthine, lonesome, maverick, mazy, meandering, more than expected, nihil ad rem, nonessential, not at issue, not cricket, not done, not kosher, oblique, occasional, odd, off, off the subject, offbeat, orbital, original, out-of-the-world, out of earshot, out of hearing, out of range, out of reach, out of sight, parenthetical, part-time, past expectation, planetary, quarantined, quite another thing, rambling, rare, recherche, remote, removed, retired, rotary, round, roundabout, roving, secluded, secret, segregated, separate, separated, serpentine, shifting, shut off, side, snaky, something else again, spare, spiral, strained, stray, sudden, sui generis, swerving, turning, twisting, unannounced, unanticipated, unapproachable, uncommon, unconventional, uncustomary, undirected, undivined, undreamed-of, unessential, unexpected, unfamiliar, unfashionable, unforeseeable, unforeseen, unfrequented, ungetatable, unguessed, unheard-of, unheralded, unhoped for, unique, unordinary, unorthodox, unpredictable, unpredicted, unprepared for, unthought-of, untouchable, unusual, unvisited, unwonted, vagrant, veering, wandering, way out, winding, withdrawn, without warning, zigzag
 
Main Entry: pave the way
Synonyms:
aid, blaze the trail, break the ice, clear the way, cultivate the soil, ease, expedite, explain, facilitate, go in advance, grease, grease the ways, grease the wheels, hasten, help along, lay the foundation, lay the groundwork, loose, lubricate, make clear, make way for, oil, open the way, open up, prepare the way, quicken, remove friction, run interference for, simplify, smooth, smooth the way, soap the ways, sow the seed, speed, unbar, unblock, unclog, unjam
 
Main Entry: right-of-way
Synonyms:
Autobahn, US highway, accomplishment, alley, alleyway, arterial, arterial highway, arterial street, artery, ascendancy, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, belt highway, blind alley, boulevard, bypass, byway, camino real, carriageway, causeway, causey, chaussee, circumferential, close, corduroy road, county road, court, crescent, cul-de-sac, dead-end street, deanship, dike, dirt road, drive, driveway, excellence, expressway, favor, freeway, gravel road, greatness, highroad, highway, highways and byways, incomparability, inimitability, interstate highway, lane, lead, local road, main drag, main road, majority, mews, motorway, one-upmanship, parkway, pave, paved road, pike, place, plank road, precedence, predominance, predomination, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency, prerogative, prestige, primary highway, priority, private road, privilege, ring road, road, roadbed, roadway, route nationale, row, royal road, secondary road, seniority, skill, speedway, state highway, street, success, superhighway, superiority, terrace, thoroughfare, through street, thruway, toll road, township road, transcendence, transcendency, turnpike, virtuosity, wynd
 
Main Entry: rub the wrong way
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Main Entry: smooth the way
Synonyms:
aid, anoint, be promising, beeswax, bid fair to, clear the way, daub, dress, ease, embrocate, enable, expedite, explain, facilitate, glycerolate, grease, grease the ways, grease the wheels, hasten, have favorable odds, help along, increase the chances, lard, loose, lubricate, make clear, make fair promise, make more likely, make possible, make probable, make way for, offer the expectation, oil, open the way, open up, pave the way, permit, pomade, prepare the way, probabilize, promise, quicken, remove friction, run interference for, salve, seem likely, show a tendency, simplify, slick, slick on, smear, smooth, soap the ways, speed, stand fair to, unbar, unblock, unclog, unguent, unjam, wax
 
Main Entry: stand in the way
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Main Entry: under way
Synonyms:
accepted, accidental, accompanying, ado, afloat, afoot, assumed, astir, at sea, brewing, chanced, circumstantial, current, doing, eventuating, forthcoming, going on, happening, homeward bound, in blue water, in embryo, in hand, in motion, in preparation, in process, in production, in progress, in soundings, in the oven, in the wind, in the works, incidental, making way, occasional, occurring, off soundings, off the course, off the heading, on, on foot, on stream, on the anvil, on the fire, on the go, on the move, on the run, on the way, ongoing, passing, prevailing, prevalent, resultant, taking place, under bare poles, under construction, under revision, under sail, undertaken, with sails spread, with way on
 
Main Entry: way out
Synonyms:
Bohemian, a la mode, a mile off, advanced, alternative, at the height, at the limit, avant-garde, avenue, away off, beat, blowhole, breakaway, channel, choice, chute, contemporary, debouch, door, egress, emunctory, escape, escape clause, escape hatch, estuary, exhaust, exit, extreme, far from it, far other, far out, fashionable, floodgate, flume, forward-looking, free and easy, fringy, furthest, greatest, heretical, heterodox, hippie, in, informal, kinky, loophole, maverick, mod, modern, modernistic, modernized, modish, most, newfashioned, no such thing, not cricket, not done, not kosher, nothing like, now, offbeat, opening, original, out, outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, pore, port, present-day, present-time, pretext, progressive, quite another thing, radical, sally port, saving clause, sluice, something else, something else again, spiracle, spout, streamlined, tap, too much, twentieth-century, ultra-ultra, ultra, ultramodern, unconventional, unfashionable, unorthodox, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, utmost, uttermost, vent, ventage, venthole, vomitory, way of escape, way off, weir
 
Main entries similar to: way
access, act, action, activity, address, adit, admission, advance, advancement, affectation, aim, air, air lock, air space, algorithm, approach, area, arrangement, art, attack, automatism, azimuth, bad habit, bag, bearing, behavior, bent, blank check, blueprint, body-build, bon ton, brand, calculation, career, carriage, carte blanche, cast, channel, character, characteristic, circuit, clearance, command of language, compass, complexion, comportment, composition, conception, conduct, conduit, conformity, constitution, continuation, continuity, contrivance, convention, corridor, course, current, custom, demeanor, deportment, design, device, dharma, diathesis, direction, disposition, distance, ditch, divergence, doing, doings, door, drag, drift, duct, egress, elbowroom, endurance, enterprise, entrance, entree, entry, ethos, etiquette, exaggeration, exit, extension, extent, fashion, feel, fiber, field, folkway, force of habit, foresight, forethought, form, formula, forte, forward motion, frame, free hand, full scope, full swing, furtherance, game, gangplank, gangway, genius, gesture, go ahead, goings-on, grain, grandiloquence, guideline, guise, habit, hall, hang, heading, headway, highway, hue, humor, idea, ilk, in, inclination, infinity, inflation, ingress, inlet, instrument, intake, intention, journey, kind, knack, latitude, lay, layout, leeway, length, lengthening, lie, light-year, line, lines, lineup, literary style, long suit, maintenance, makeup, manner, manner of speaking, mannerism, manners, march, margin, mean, means, measure, mechanism, medium, method, methodology, metier, mien, mileage, mode, modus operandi, modus vivendi, mold, mores, mould, moulder, mouldy, mouth, movements, nature, navigation, observance, ongoing, opening, order, organization, orientation, pass, passage, passageway, path, pattern, peculiarity, perpetuation, perseverance, persistence, perspective, physique, picture, piece, plan, planning, play, point, poise, policy, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, prearrangement, prescription, presence, procedure, proceeding, process, program, progress, progression, prolongation, promotion, proper thing, property, protraction, pursuance, pursuit, quality, quarter, range, rationalization, reach, recipe, repetition, resource, rhetoric, ritual, road, rolling, room, rope, route, routine, run, schedule, schema, scheme, scope, second nature, separation, set, setup, shape, social convention, social science, sort, space, span, speciality, specialization, spirit, stamp, staying power, steering, step, stereotype, sternway, strain, strategy, streak, street, stretch, stride, stripe, strong point, style, stylistics, sustenance, swing, system, tack, tactics, technicality, technique, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, thing, thoroughfare, tolerance, tone, tool, touch, track, tradition, trail, travel, trench, trend, trick, trough, tunnel, turn, type, usage, use, vein, very, vestibule, vocation, weakness, wide berth, wise, wont