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path Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a course of conduct
    way of life; way.
    • the path of virtue
    • we went our separate ways
    • our paths in life led us apart
    • genius usually follows a revolutionary path
  2. noun a way especially designed for a particular use
  3. noun an established line of travel or access
    route; itinerary.
  4. noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    track; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river

Path noun
As. , akin to D. pad, G. pfad, of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. , Skr. patha, path.
plural Paths
  1. A trodden way; a footway.
    The dewy paths of meadows we will tread. Dryden.
  2. A way, course, or track, in which anything moves or has moved; route; passage; an established way; as, the path of a meteor, of a caravan, of a storm, of a pestilence. Also used figuratively, of a course of life or action.
    All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth. Ps. xxv. 10.
    The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Gray.
Path transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Pathed ; present p & verbal noun Pathing
  1. To make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one). R. "Pathing young Henry's unadvised ways." Drayton.
Path intransitive verb
  1. To walk or go. R. Shak.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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