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Definition 1: a course of conduct - [noun denoting act]

Samples where path or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the path of virtue
  • we went our separate ways
  • our paths in life led us apart
  • genius usually follows a revolutionary path

Synonyms for path in the sense of this definition

(path is a kind of ...) a mode of action

"if you persist in that course you will surely fail" "once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place"

(... is a kind of path ) (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action

(... is a kind of path ) a life of ease and pleasure

(... is a kind of path ) the way of proper and honest behavior

"he taught his children to keep strictly to the straight and narrow"

(... is a kind of path ) (Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran

(... is a kind of path ) a course leading to warfare or battle

Definition 2: a way especially designed for a particular use - [noun denoting artifact]

(path is a kind of ...) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

(... is a kind of path ) a path suitable for riding or leading horses (but not for cars)

(... is a kind of path ) a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other

(... is a kind of path ) a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic

(... is a kind of path ) a trodden path

(... is a kind of path ) a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats

(... is a kind of path ) a path set aside for walking

"after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"

Definition 3: an established line of travel or access - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for path in the sense of this definition

(path is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is a kind of path ) a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline)

(... is a kind of path ) the most direct route

"he made a beeline for the bathroom"

(... is a kind of path ) an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to

"she's a familiar name on the club circuit" "on the lecture circuit" "the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district" "the international tennis circuit"

(... is a kind of path ) a diagonal path

(... is a kind of path ) a route over which supplies can be delivered

(... is a kind of path ) the path of a missile discharged from a firearm

(... is a kind of path ) the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate

(... is a kind of path ) the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters

(... is a kind of path ) a line leading to a place or point

"he looked the other direction" "didn't know the way home"

(... is a kind of path ) a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)

(... is a kind of path ) the route taken when delivering newspapers every day

(... is a kind of path ) the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

(... is a kind of path ) the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another

"he plotted the orbit of the moon"

(... is a kind of path ) the principal route of a transportation system

(... is a kind of path ) (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data

(... is a kind of path ) a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another

(... is a kind of path ) the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport

"the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded" "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"

(... is a kind of path ) the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air

(... is a kind of path ) a regular route for a sentry or policeman

"in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"

(... is a kind of path ) the route regularly followed by a passenger bus

(... is a kind of path ) the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air

(... is a kind of path ) the route along which a column advances

(... is an instance of path) a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)

Definition 4: a line or route along which something travels or moves - [noun denoting object]

Samples where path or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
  • the track of an animal
  • the course of the river

Synonyms for path in the sense of this definition

(path is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is a kind of path ) a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged

(... is a kind of path ) the inner side of a curved racecourse

(... is a kind of path ) the course along which communications spread

"the story is going the rounds in Washington"

(... is a kind of path ) the course along which a person has walked or is walking in

"I followed in his steps" "he retraced his steps" "his steps turned toward home"

(... is a kind of path ) a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

(... is a kind of path ) a track or mark left by something that has passed

"there as a trail of blood" "a tear left its trail on her cheek"

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