What does PATH mean?

Definitions for PATH
pæθ, pɑθPATH

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. path(noun)

    a way especially designed for a particular use

  3. path, route, itinerary(noun)

    an established line of travel or access

  4. 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"


  1. path(Noun)

    a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.

  2. path(Noun)

    a course taken.

  3. path(Noun)

    A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.

  4. path(Noun)

    a metaphorical course.

  5. path(Noun)

    a method or direction of proceeding.

  6. path(Noun)

    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).

  7. path(Noun)

    a continuous map from the unit interval to a topological space .

  8. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Path(noun)

    a trodden way; a footway

  2. Path(noun)

    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

  3. Path(verb)

    to make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one)

  4. Path(verb)

    to walk or go

  5. Origin: [AS. p, pa; akin to D. pad, G. pfad, of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. pa`tos, Skr. patha, path. 21.]


  1. Path

    In graph theory, a path in a graph is a sequence of edges which connect a sequence of vertices. A path may be infinite, but a finite path always has a first vertex, called its start vertex, and a last vertex, called its end vertex. Both of them are called terminal vertices of the path. The other vertices in the path are internal vertices. A cycle is a path such that the start vertex and end vertex are the same. The choice of the start vertex in a cycle is arbitrary. Paths and cycles are fundamental concepts of graph theory, described in the introductory sections of most graph theory texts. See e.g. Bondy and Murty, Gibbons, or Diestel. Korte et al. cover more advanced algorithmic topics concerning paths in graphs. The vertices of a path are said to be connected. The vertices of a directed cycle are said to be strongly connected.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Path

    päth, n. a way trodden out by the feet: track: road: course of action or conduct:—pl. Paths (päthz).—n. Path′finder, one who explores the route, a pioneer.—adj. Path′less, without a path: untrodden. [A.S. pæth, path; Ger. pfad, Gr. patos, L. pons, pontis, a bridge.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. path

    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).


  1. Path

    Path brings people closer together. Guided by the belief that mobile technology will fundamentally change the cultural, social, and economic landscape, Path focuses on simplicity, quality, and privacy to provide the best mobile personal networking service in the world. Path was designed with the people you love, your closest friends and family, in mind. It’s a trusted, intimate environment like your dinner table at home. 5 star rated, top 10 ranked, Path is loved by tens of millions of people around the world.Founded by Dave Morin, previously Co-Creator of Platform and Connect at Facebook, with Shawn Fanning, Creator of Napster, and Dustin Mierau, Co-Creator of Macster.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. path

    The trajectory of a shell.

Editors Contribution

  1. path

    A type of structure that creates access.

    The path provides access for pedestrians to work to and from the shops.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PATH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1632

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PATH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2678

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PATH' in Nouns Frequency: #617

How to pronounce PATH?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say PATH in sign language?

  1. path


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PATH in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PATH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of PATH in a Sentence

  1. The ELN:

    Santos' government has a dilemma of persisting with the policy of war and pacification or dare to take a true path to peace.

  2. The LDP:

    Given that we are taking all of these seats, between now and the delayed tax increase, we need to revive the economy and find a path to fiscal rebuilding, that's the sole responsibility of the LDP now and there is no room for excuses. If you think about it in that way, even though we have won, there is no room here for celebrating.

  3. Arun Prasad:

    The migratory birds travel along a path known as the Central Asian Flyway, which covers regions like Siberia, Mongolia, Iran and Afghanistan.

  4. State Mike Pompeo:

    We still maintain our view that we can find a path forward to convince the leadership in North Korea that their best course of action is to create a better opportunity for their people by getting rid of their nuclear weapons. That's our mission set.

  5. John Bozzella:

    To our knowledge, no one is asking for this protection. This path leads inevitably to fewer choices and higher prices for cars and trucks in America.

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