Definition of midway in English:


Syllabification: mid·way
Pronunciation: /ˈmidˌwā, -ˈwā

adverb & adjective

  • 1In or toward the middle of something: [as adverb]: Father Peter came to a halt midway down the street [as adjective]: midway profits roared from $130 million to $160 million
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    • The Russians scored the first goal of the game early in the second and only made it 2-0 midway through the middle frame.
    • Approximately midway through the half Waterloo began to break away, forcing the Thunderbirds to up their game.
    • The company expects to begin making cash midway through next year and to record a full-year profit in 2006.
    halfway, in the middle, at the midpoint, in the center; part-way, at some point
  • 1.1Having some of the characteristics of one thing and some of another: [as adjective]: a midway path is chosen between the diverging aspirations of the two factions [as adverb]: the leaves have a unique smell midway between eucalyptus and mint
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    • A third finish is soft-sheen, which is midway between the two.
    • As far as Roy's twitches, obsessions and tics go, the movie is midway between two models.
    • It is midway between a field guide and an annotated account of birds and mammals of a non-biogeographical region.


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  • An area of sideshows, games of chance or skill, or other amusements at a fair or exhibition: the kids head straight for the midway
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    • Noises and things they see may become distorted - like a fun house on the midway at the state fair.
    • Langdon claimed in a recent article in Cult Movies magazine that the Iceman was to be used for appearances ‘on carnival midways.’
    • Crowds of humans, sapient animals, and monsters of every description mingled more-or-less happily along the broad midways.

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