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    • [adverb, adjective mid-wey; noun mid-wey]
    • /adverb, adjective ˈmɪdˈweɪ; noun ˈmɪdˌweɪ/
    • /ˌmɪdˈweɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
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    • [adverb, adjective mid-wey; noun mid-wey]
    • /adverb, adjective ˈmɪdˈweɪ; noun ˈmɪdˌweɪ/

Definitions of midway word

  • noun midway several U.S. islets in the N Pacific, about 1300 miles (2095 km) NW of Hawaii: Japanese defeated in a naval battle June, 1942; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km). 1
  • noun midway an airport in Chicago. 1
  • noun midway In or toward the middle of something. 1
  • adverb midway at half the distance 1
  • adjective midway point: halfway 1
  • adverb midway If something is midway between two places, it is between them and the same distance from each of them. 0

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Origin of midway

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English midwei, Old English midweg; see mid1, way1; def. 3 and 4 after the Midway Plaisance, the main thoroughfare of the World Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893

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Parts of speech for Midway


midway popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

midway usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for midway

adj midway

  • halfway — to half the distance; to midpoint: The rope reaches only halfway.
  • medium — a middle state or condition; mean.
  • central — Something that is central is in the middle of a place or area.
  • center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere
  • average — An average is the result that you get when you add two or more numbers together and divide the total by the number of numbers you added together.

adverb midway

adjective midway

  • centre — A centre is a building where people have meetings, take part in a particular activity, or get help of some kind.
  • centermost — Alternative form of centremost.
  • equidistant — At equal distances.

noun midway

  • centrism — (especially in continental Europe) a member of a political party of the Center; moderate.
  • via media — a middle way; a mean between two extremes.
  • golden mean — the perfect moderate course or position that avoids extremes; the happy medium.
  • fair — free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge.

Antonyms for midway

adj midway

  • peripheral — pertaining to, situated in, or constituting the periphery: peripheral resistance on the outskirts of the battle area.
  • outside — the outer side, surface, or part; exterior: The outside of the house needs painting.

adjective midway

  • exterior — Forming, situated on, or relating to the outside of something.
  • extreme — Reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.

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