Definitions for pathpæθ, pɑθ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a way beaten or trodden by the feet of persons or animals.
a narrow walk or way:
a bicycle path.
a route or course along which something moves:
the path of a hurricane.
a course of action, conduct, or procedure:
the path of righteousness.
(in some computer operating systems) a listing of the route through directories and subdirectories that locates and thereby names a specific file or program on a disk drive. the currently active list of all such routes that tells the operating system where to find programs, enabling a user to run them from other directories.
* (patz, pӓtz, paths, pӓths)..
Origin of path:
bef. 900; ME; OE pæth; c. OFris path, pad, OHG phad (G Pfad)
a combining form occurring in personal nouns corresponding to abstract nouns ending in -pathy, with the general sense “one practicing such a treatment” (osteopath) or “one suffering from such an ailment” (psychopath).
way, path, way of life(noun)
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"
a way especially designed for a particular use
path, route, itinerary(noun)
an established line of travel or access
path, track, course(noun)
a line or route along which something travels or moves
"the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an area for walking on that leads from one place to another
a path that goes around the lake; Is this the path to the river?
the direction sth or sb is moving in
The tornado destroyed everything in its path.; a small boat in the path of the oil tanker
the things sb does to achieve sth or that happen to sb in their life
his path to power; to take/choose a path in life
a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
a course taken.
A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.
a metaphorical course.
a method or direction of proceeding.
a sequence of vertices from one vertex to another using the arcs (edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path, where only the first and the last vertex are the same).
a continuous map from the unit interval to a topological space .
Origin: pæþ, from paþaz (compare West Frisian paad, Dutch pad, German Pfad), from Scytho-Sarmatian (compare Avestan pɑntɑ, gen. pɑθɑ 'way', Old Persian pɑthi-), from pent- (compare English find). More at find.
a trodden way; a footway
a way, course, or track, in which anything moves or has moved; route; passage; an established way; as, the path of a meteor, of a caravan, of a storm, of a pestilence. Also used figuratively, of a course of life or action
to make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one)
to walk or go
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. A bang path or explicitly routed Internet address; a node-by-node specification of a link between two machines. Though these are now obsolete as a form of addressing, they still show up in diagnostics and trace headers occasionally (e.g. in NNTP headers). 2. [Unix] A filename, fully specified relative to the root directory (as opposed to relative to the current directory; the latter is sometimes called a relative path). This is also called a pathname. 3. [Unix and MS-DOS/Windows] The search path, an environment variable specifying the directories in which the shell (COMMAND.COM, under MS-DOS) should look for commands. Other, similar constructs abound under Unix (for example, the C preprocessor has a search path it uses in looking for #include files).
Translations for path
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a way made across the ground by the passing of people or animals
There is a path through the fields; a mountain path.
- مَمَر، شِعْبArabic
- caminhoPortuguese (BR)
- der PfadGerman
- sti; -stiDanish
- camino, senderoSpanish
- jalan setapakIndonesian
- gangstígur, slóðIcelandic
- sti, gangNorwegian
- тропинка; дорожкаRussian
- chodník, cestičkaSlovak
- stig, gångstigSwedish
- 小徑Chinese (Trad.)
- доріжка; стежкаUkrainian
- đường mònVietnamese
- 小径Chinese (Simp.)
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