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’
    • ‘The great problem is that the effect of the disease has been felt way outside of agriculture.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that the United States is way ahead of the United Kingdom in so many ways.’
    • ‘This has changed, and the grey bar now heads way off to the right of the screen.’
    • ‘She can also smoke, drink and indulge way beyond the limits of human endurance.’
    • ‘We lay on her bed with our arms round each other and just talked and kissed till way past two.’
    1. 1.1North American [as submodifier]Much.
      ‘I was cycling way too fast’
      • ‘They find it hard to charge for their services; they usually give way more than they ask for, and this means they scrape by.’
      • ‘If he is moving along too fast or seems to like you way more than you like him, let him go.’
      • ‘You should just become a rocker; it would be easier to explain and looks way cooler.’
      • ‘I'd actually always thought she was way cooler than him, and was keen to hang out.’
      • ‘People may mock, but it's way better than my real social life.’
    2. 1.2US [usually as submodifier]Extremely; really (used for emphasis)
      ‘the guys behind the bar were way cool’
      • ‘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!’
      • ‘‘Dad, you never told me we had any way cool relatives!’’

Pronunciation:

way

/wā/