(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. passage, road, route, path, roadway, highway, channel, street, avenue; journey, progression, transit; trend, tendency; approach, access, gateway; method, manner, mode, style, fashion; space, interval, stretch, distance; usage, custom, habit, practice, wont; course, routine; plan; conduct, form; behavior; scheme, device; knack; charm, winsomeness.
- give way
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Road]
Syn. trail, walk, byway; see highway .
2. [Course]
Syn. alternative, direction, progression, trend, tendency, distance, space, extent, bearing, orbit, approach, passage, route, gateway, entrance, access, door, gate, channel.
3. [Means]
Syn. method, mode, means, plan, technique, design, system, procedure, process, measure, contrivance, stroke, step, move, action, idea, outline, plot, policy, instrument.
4. [Manner]
Syn. form, fashion, gait, tone, guise, habit, custom, usage, behavior, style.
by the way,
Syn. casually, by the by, as a matter of fact; see incidentally .
by way of,
Syn. via, routed through, detoured through, utilizing; see through 4 .
get out of the or [m1]one's way,
Syn. go, step aside, remove oneself, retire; see leave 1 , remove 1 .
go one's own way,
Syn. persevere, do what one pleases, do one's thing*; see choose 1 , continue 1 , decide .
give way (to),
Syn. give preference to, permit, accede to; see allow 1 , retire 1 , 3 , retreat 1 , 2 .
in the way
Syn. obstructing, bothersome, nagging; see disturbing , impeding , meddlesome .
lead the way,
Syn. conduct, take the lead, be the leader; see lead 1 .
make one's way,
Syn. progress, succeed, do well; see advance 1 , profit 2 , win 1 , 4 .
make way,
5. draw back, pull back, give way, withdraw; see leave 1 , retire 1 , 3 .
6. make headway, move right along, get somewhere.
on the way out,
Syn. declining, unfashionable, no longer fashionable, going out; see old-fashioned , unpopular .
out of the way,
7. disposed of, terminated, taken out; see away 1 , gone 1 , 2 , remove 1 .
8. hard to get to, off the beaten track, in the country, rural, tucked away.
parting of the ways,
Syn. break-up, disagreement, agreeing to disagree, difference of opinion; see fight 1 , separation 1 .
see one's way clear,
Syn. agree to, be able, be willing, be prepared to; see can 4 .
under way,
Syn. going, prospering, making headway; see moving 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. method mode, style, technique, form, practice, usage, approach, course, system, manner, procedure.
2. direction route, course, path, tack, bearing, approach, course, passage, track, trail, road, lane, access, entry.
3. nature personality, characteristic manner, behavior, custom, habit.
4. will wish, desire, demand, choice.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A course affording passage from one place to another: avenue, boulevard, drive, expressway, freeway, highway, path, road, roadway, route, street, superhighway, thoroughfare, thru-way, turnpike. See MOVE, OPEN. 2. The approach used to do something: fashion, manner, method, mode, modus operandi, style, system, wise2. See MEANS. 3. A habitual way of behaving: consuetude, custom, habit, habitude, manner, practice, praxis, usage, usance, use, wont. See USUAL. 4. The manner in which one behaves: action (often used in plural), behavior, comportment, conduct, deportment. See BE. 5. Informal. An extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space: distance, length, space, stretch. Informal: piece. See BIG.

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