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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"


  1. midwaynoun

    The middle; the midst.

  2. midwaynoun

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

  3. midwaynoun

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

  4. midwayadverb

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

  5. midwayadjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Midwayadjective

    Middle between two places.

    How fearful
    And dizzy ’tis, to cast one’s eyes so low!
    The crows and choughs that wing the midway air,
    Shew scarce so gross as beetles. William Shakespeare.

  2. Midwayadverb

    In the middle of the passage.

    With dry eyes, and with an open look,
    She met his glance midway. John Dryden, Boccace.

  3. Midwaynoun

    The part of the way equally distant from the beginning and end.

    Etymology: mid and way.

    No midway ’twixt these extremes at all. William Shakespeare.

    He were an excellent man that were made in the midway between him and Benedick; the one is too like an image, and says nothing; and the other too like my lady’s eldest son, evermore tattling. William Shakespeare, Much ado about nothing.

    Pity and shame! that they, who to live well
    Stood so fair, should turn aside to tread
    Paths indirect, or in the midway faint! John Milton, Par. Lost.

    The hare laid himself down about midway, and took a nap; for I can fetch up the tortoise when I please. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    How didst thou arrive at this place of darkness, when so many rivers of the ocean lie in the midway. , Notes on the Odyssey.

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


  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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  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. David Spitz:

    As expected, everyone is ecstatic, midway.

  2. Chris Rock:

    On one hand, I’m a black man who’s like, ‘F--- the police.’ On the other hand, I own property, so when my house gets broken into I’m not calling the Crips, he jokes. Midway through his set, Rock says bullies are needed. That’s how Trump became president, we got rid of bullies. A real bully showed up and nobody knew how to handle him.

  3. Aubrey Stanley:

    About midway through the first half I suddenly realized: 'Hey, we can beat these guys. They aren't supermen. They are men like us,'.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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