What does midway mean?

Definitions for midway
ˈmɪdˌweɪmid·way

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Wiktionary

  1. midwaynoun

    The middle; the midst.

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

  2. midwaynoun

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

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

  3. midwaynoun

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

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

  4. midwayadverb

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

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

  5. midwayadjective

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. midwaynoun

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

  2. Midway, Battle of Midwayadjective

    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), midwayadverb

    equally distant from the extremes

  4. halfway, midwayadverb

    at half the distance; at the middle

    "he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midwaynoun

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

  2. Midwayadjective

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

  3. Midwayadverb

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of midway in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of midway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of midway in a Sentence

  1. Edward Hammond:

    We went into the ports to invade Midway Island, we were going to fight to the bitter end.

  2. Justin Williams:

    Cassidy said. Mrazek finished with 36 saves. The 35-year-old Halak made his first start in the playoffs since 2015 with the New York Islanders. He came out of net midway through the second period to prevent Justin Williams from getting a shot off to potentially tie the game. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM They played better, but we were still there.

  3. John Cassabria:

    I dove into the pool with my shoes, wallet, car keys -- the whole nine, and I swam with him( Luka) in my arms the best I could hold him from the midway point of the pool to the shallow end and hoisted him and John Cassabria out of the pool.

  4. David Spitz:

    As expected, everyone is ecstatic, midway.

  5. Sanhita Baruah:

    It doesn't seem like you're living a life, it's almost like you're travelling on a train with the destination unknown. You're sitting on a seat near the window looking outside, imagining how things are there outside, how is it like to live in the houses that you pass by. And when you’re busy noticing the outside, you at times do not pay heed to your surroundings inside the coach. And thus some passengers who got down at a station midway fail to capture your interest, or maybe it is because of your deviation of interest towards the outside. While at other stops new people get up, and you like their company, you share and you laugh. But sooner or later they get down. Because it's your journey, you're the traveler and they just accompany you for some distances. And then, maybe when you reach your destination there will still be passengers in the train, passengers you've mingled with or passengers you hate, people who were there since the train had started or people who got in just before the last stoppage, and like it or not, they will get off the train with you, at your destination which also proved to be there destination.

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