What does pathway mean?

Definitions for pathway
ˈpæθˌweɪ, ˈpɑθ-path·way

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nerve pathway, tract, nerve tract, pathwaynoun

    a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain

  2. pathway, footpathnoun

    a trodden path


  1. pathwaynoun

    A footpath or other path or track

  2. pathwaynoun

    A sequence of biochemical compounds, and the reactions linking them, that describe a process in metabolism or catabolism

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pathwaynoun

    A road; strictly a narrow way to be passed on foot.

    Etymology: path and way.

    Alas, that love, whose view is muffl’d still,
    Should without eyes see pathways to his ill. William Shakespeare.

    In the way of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death. Proverbs xii. 28.

    When in the middle pathway basks the snake;
    O lead me, guard me from the sultry hours. John Gay.


  1. pathway

    A pathway generally refers to a course, route, or way that something progresses from one stage to the next. This term is widely used in different contexts such as in science (representing a series of reactions or actions leading to a certain end), neurology (nerve routes in the body), education (steps or curriculum to reach a certain goal or career), and in a literal sense (a physical path or walkway).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pathwaynoun

    a footpath; a beaten track; any path or course. Also used figuratively


  1. Pathway

    Pathway is a fictional character, mutant and a superhero featured in the publications of Marvel Comics. Most of her appearances were in the series Alpha Flight.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pathway

    päth′wā, n. a path or way: a footpath: course of action.

Editors Contribution

  1. pathway

    An accurate, specific, mapped and known way to access, or achieve a goal, plan or career.

    In Civics the children all have their specific pathways defined to ensure they know what subjects are required to achieve their chosen career.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pathway in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pathway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pathway in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    Rather than looking at the public health effort versus economic opening as if they were opposing forceswe should use the public health effort as a vehicle and a pathway to get to safe reopening.

  2. Brian Prokes:

    The current pipeline for esports is : Kid is interested in a video game, kid starts playing video game, kid gets good at video game, kid gets paid, it's a hobby that they're passionate about and we want to encourage that and give them a pathway to a career in the future, whether that's as a professional video game player or in a STEM career that helps to develop future games.

  3. Courtney Brown:

    Basically, we’re concerned about them being able to continue their college pathway if they’re up against both legal as well as monetary barriers to taking care of themselves.

  4. Aberjhani:

    “A river is nearly the ultimate symbol for the very essence of change itself. It flows unceasingly from one point of being to another, yet continuously occupies the same bed or pathway, and accommodates life’s endings with the same musical grace with which it accommodates life’s beginnings, along with all the muted and explosive moments that surface between the two extremes.”

  5. Jared Kushner:

    People are letting their grandfather's conflict destroy their children's futures. This will present an exciting, realistic and viable pathway forward that does not currently exist.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    A larceny
    B subrogation
    C sousing
    D instigation

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