midway


midway

adverb, adjective

  1. in the middle of the way or distance; halfway.

noun

  1. a place or part situated midway.
  2. (often initial capital letter) the place or way, as at a fair or carnival, on or along which sideshows and similar amusements are located.
  3. the amusements, concessions, etc., located on or around this place or way.

noun

  1. 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).
  2. an airport in Chicago.

adjective, adverb

  1. in or at the middle of the distance; halfway

noun

  1. US and Canadian a place in a fair, carnival, etc, where sideshows are located
  2. obsolete a middle place, way, etc

n.Old English mid-weg “the middle of a way or distance;” see mid + way (n.). Meaning “central avenue of a fairground” is first recorded 1893, American English, in reference to the Midway Plaisance of the Worlds Columbian Exposition held that year in Chicago. The Pacific island group so called for being midway between America and Asia. As an adverb from late Old English.

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