adverb

informal
  • 1At or to a considerable distance or extent; far (used before an adverb or preposition for emphasis)

    ‘his understanding of what constitutes good writing is way off target’
    ‘my grandchildren are way ahead of others their age’
    • ‘This has changed, and the grey bar now heads way off to the right of the screen.’
    • ‘The great problem is that the effect of the disease has been felt way outside of agriculture.’
    • ‘We lay on her bed with our arms round each other and just talked and kissed till way past two.’
    • ‘She can also smoke, drink and indulge way beyond the limits of human endurance.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that the United States is way ahead of the United Kingdom in so many ways.’
    • ‘In every region of England the Greens were way ahead of them in European elections.’
    • ‘The ball is rolled to Baxter who has a pop from a distance and shoots way over the bar.’
    1. 1.1North American as submodifier Much.
      ‘I was cycling way too fast’
      • ‘You should just become a rocker; it would be easier to explain and looks way cooler.’
      • ‘If he is moving along too fast or seems to like you way more than you like him, let him go.’
      • ‘People may mock, but it's way better than my real social life.’
      • ‘They find it hard to charge for their services; they usually give way more than they ask for, and this means they scrape by.’
      • ‘I'd actually always thought she was way cooler than him, and was keen to hang out.’
    2. 1.2US usually as submodifier Extremely; really (used for emphasis)
      ‘the guys behind the bar were way cool’
      • ‘‘Dad, you never told me we had any way cool relatives!’’
      • ‘I wanted to pay some appreciation to some way cool blog people - I don't know these people beyond the blog, but I appreciate their presence around here!’
      extremely, very, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, extraordinarily, tremendously, vastly, hugely, abundantly, intensely, acutely, singularly, significantly, distinctly, outstandingly, uncommonly, unusually, decidedly, particularly, eminently, supremely, highly, remarkably, really, truly, mightily, thoroughly, to a fault, in the extreme, extra
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