Definitions for MIDWAYˈmɪdˌweɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mid•wayˈmɪdˈweɪ; -ˌweɪ(adv., adj.; n.; adv.; adj.)
in the middle of the way or distance; halfway.
(n.)(often cap.) a place or way, as at a fair or carnival, on or along which sideshows, games, concessions, etc. are located.
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
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)
the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
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
center(a), halfway, middle(a), midway(adverb)
equally distant from the extremes
at half the distance; at the middle
"he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
half way between two places or times
The DVD stopped playing midway through the movie.; at the midway point in the football season
The middle; the midst.
A middle way or manner; a mean or middle course between extremes.
The part of a fair or circus where rides, entertainments, and booths are concentrated.
Halfway; equidistant from either end point; in the middle between two points
Being in the middle of the way or distance; middle.
Origin: From mydwaye, mydweye, from midweg, equivalent to . Cognate with midweg, midwech.
the middle of the way or distance; a middle way or course
being in the middle of the way or distance; as, the midway air
in the middle of the way or distance; half way
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
in the middle of the distance or time between two points; halfway
the midway point.
- في مُنْتَصَف الطَّريقArabic
- по средата наBulgarian
- a meio caminhoPortuguese (BR)
- v polovině, uprostředCzech
- auf halber StreckeGerman
- midtvejs; halvvejsDanish
- στα μισά (μιας απόστασης)Greek
- a medio caminoSpanish
- poolel teelEstonian
- وسط مسیرFarsi
- à mi-cheminFrench
- בְּאֶמצָע הַדֶרֶךHebrew
- बीच का मार्गHindi
- na pola putaCroatian
- setengah jalanIndonesian
- miðja vegu, á miðri leiðIcelandic
- a metà stradaItalian
- pusiaukelės; pusiaukelėje, viduryjeLithuanian
- pusceļa-; vidus-Latvian
- pertengahan jalanMalay
- halvveis, midtveisNorwegian
- w połowie drogiPolish
- وسط مسیرPersian
- په نيمه لار كښىPashto
- a meio caminhoPortuguese
- (la) jumătatea drumuluiRomanian
- на полпути, на полдорогеRussian
- v polovici, uprostredSlovak
- na pol potiSlovenian
- sredina putaSerbian
- yolun yarısında, yarı yoldaTurkish
- 中途Chinese (Trad.)
- آدھے راستے پرUrdu
- ở giữa; ở nửa đườngVietnamese
- 中途Chinese (Simp.)
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