four-way [fawr-wey, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- providing access or passage in four directions: a four-way entrance.
- applying to all four directions of traffic at an intersection: a four-way stop sign.
- exerting influence or benefit in four different ways: a four-way blessing.
- made up of four participants: a four-way discussion.
Origin of four-way First recorded in 1815–25 Examples from the Web for four-way Contemporary Examples of four-way
In a four-way race with very credible candidates, a runoff is almost guaranteed, but what matters is which candidates participate.
March 4, 2014
Anderson tells his tales with a great deal of surprisingly original material aided by his four-way narrative.
August 7, 2013
Post-dictatorship Egypt now finds itself at a four-way crossroads.
July 1, 2013
Many liberals were rooting for a Tea Party triumph in the four-way Wisconsin Republican Senate primary last Tuesday night.
August 20, 2012
Mrs. Young told of a four-way call between the Youngs, Hunter, and the presidential candidate in early 2007.
May 1, 2012
Historical Examples of four-way
The cylinder was let down into the boiler; it worked with a four-way cock.
The easiest method of testing the Three- and Four-way circuits explained.
Victor Wilfred Pag
The first pull of the chain turns on the gas through a four-way gas-cock, governed by a ratchet-wheel and pawl.
Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The conduits for telephone and telegraph service were four-way, and were located in the core-wall.
James H. Brace and Francis Mason
A four-way cock near the top of the cylinder turned the steam on and off.
British Dictionary definitions for four-way four-way adjective (usually prenominal)
- giving passage in four directions
- made up of four elements