noun (plural paths /paT͟Hz, paTHs/)
- 1A way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading.More example sentences
- Up green hills and down dirt paths, he walks alongside flag-draped coffins to support grieving families, to comfort, and to mourn.
- They continued walking down the path until they came to a clearing.
- They continued walking, the path getting darker and darker, until it split into two roads.
- 1.1The course or direction in which a person or thing is moving: the missile traced a fiery path in the sky • figurative a chosen career pathMore example sentences
- And they are hoping to see hundreds of people who are either unemployed or fed up and looking for a change of direction in their career path.
- The Conference Board survey suggests that strategic business management does not loom large in the career paths of security directors.
- There are certainly more direct paths one can take to a career in theatre, but an unconventional one can produce unique artistic fruit.
- 1.2A course of action or conduct: an ordered, gradual path toward economic liberalizationMore example sentences
- Army Intelligence is already moving out on the path to achieve this.
- Having gone through different phases of an economic experiment, all three models are finally moving toward the path of a free economy.
- This will steadily move the company on the path to achieving its vision of becoming the first choice general insurer for India.
- 1.3A schedule available for allocation to an individual railroad train over a given route.More example sentences
- Meanwhile, we are talking to Network Rail about train paths to Leeds.
- They want enough train paths allocated to service the huge volume of freight traffic which uses the WCM.
- Fifteen potential north-south rail paths were studied before selection of a preferred route east of Quihi that crosses seven roads and six waterways.
- 1.4 Computing A definition of the order in which an operating system or program searches for a file or executable program.More example sentences
- Highlight the complete path and file name using your mouse.
- You can configure extra paths to search for pixmaps and icons.
- You still see the error messages on the screen but not the path of the file you're looking for.
verb[no object] (usually as noun pathing) Back to top
the path of least resistance
- see resistance.
- More example sentences
- ‘Without system the field of nature would be a pathless wilderness,’ he proclaimed.
- The first evening starts with a strenuous, pathless climb.
- The going is slow, across the rough, mostly pathless ground, though animal tracks will aid progress.
Old English pæth; related to Dutch pad, German Pfad, of unknown ultimate origin.