Definitions for MIDWAYˈmɪdˌweɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mid•wayˈmɪdˈweɪ; -ˌweɪ(adv., adj.; n.; adv.; adj.)

  1. in the middle of the way or distance; halfway.

  2. (n.)(often cap.) a place or way, as at a fair or carnival, on or along which sideshows, games, concessions, etc. are located.

  3. a place or part situated midway.

Origin of midway:

bef. 900; OE midweg; def. 3 after the Midway Plaisance, main thoroughfare of an exposition held in Chicago in 1893

Mid•wayˈmɪdˌweɪ(n.)

  1. several U.S. islets in the N Pacific, about 1300 mi. (2095 km) NW of Hawaii. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. midway(noun)

    the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located

  2. Midway, Battle of Midway(adj)

    naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands

  3. center(a), halfway, middle(a), midway(adverb)

    equally distant from the extremes

  4. halfway, midway(adverb)

    at half the distance; at the middle

    "he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. midway(adverb)ˈmɪdˌweɪ

    half way between two places or times

    The DVD stopped playing midway through the movie.; at the midway point in the football season

Wiktionary

  1. midway(Noun)

    The middle; the midst.

  2. midway(Noun)

    A middle way or manner; a mean or middle course between extremes.

  3. midway(Noun)

    The part of a fair or circus where rides, entertainments, and booths are concentrated.

  4. midway(Adverb)

    Halfway; equidistant from either end point; in the middle between two points

  5. midway(Adjective)

    Being in the middle of the way or distance; middle.

  6. Origin: From mydwaye, mydweye, from midweg, equivalent to . Cognate with midweg, midwech.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midway(noun)

    the middle of the way or distance; a middle way or course

  2. Midway(adj)

    being in the middle of the way or distance; as, the midway air

  3. Midway(adverb)

    in the middle of the way or distance; half way

Freebase

  1. Midway

    A midway at a fair is the location where amusement rides, entertainment and fast food booths are concentrated. The term originated from the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. It was the first world's fair with an area for amusements which was strictly separated from the exhibition halls. This area, which was concentrated on the city's Midway Plaisance, included carnival rides, among them the first Ferris wheel, belly dancers, balloon rides and other attractions. In the years after the Exposition closed, midway came to be used as a common noun in the United States and Canada to refer to the area for amusements at a county or state fair, circus, festival, or amusement park.


Translations for MIDWAY

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

midway(adverb)

in the middle of the distance or time between two points; halfway

the midway point.

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