Definition of midway in English:


adjective & adverb

  • 1In or toward the middle of something.

    [as adverb] ‘Father Peter came to a halt midway down the street’
    [as adjective] ‘midway profits roared from $130 million to $160 million’
    halfway, in the middle, at the mid point, in the centre, equidistant
    betwixt and between, part way, at some point
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    1. 1.1Having some of the characteristics of one thing and some of another.
      [as adjective] ‘a midway path is chosen between the diverging aspirations of the two factions’
      [as adverb] ‘the leaves have a unique smell midway between eucalyptus and mint’


North American
  • An area of sideshows, games of chance or skill, or other amusements at a fair or exhibition.

    ‘the kids head straight for the midway’
    • ‘In the end, Rick had won out, and fifteen minutes later, he dragged Dana down the midway of the carnival by her hand.’
    • ‘Noises and things they see may become distorted - like a fun house on the midway at the state fair.’
    • ‘Like barkers on a carnival midway, it's not that I don't trust their sincerity and promises.’
    • ‘Before you head out to one, cast your own memory back to a cookout, a commencement, a walk down a carnival midway in your past.’
    • ‘Crowds of humans, sapient animals, and monsters of every description mingled more-or-less happily along the broad midways.’
    • ‘She wants to go on the rides and see the midway with all the games.’
    • ‘It may be a dubious analogy, but just say that reading a novel is something like going on a ride at the midway.’
    • ‘It may be too cold to have a Priestess Dunking Booth, but a trip through the midway of your local county fair should give you some ideas.’
    • ‘The bear in Trace's arms was bigger than his upper body, and it kept knocking into people as we walked down the midway.’
    • ‘While making a hasty exit, Mike and Debbie come face to face with some of the scariest clowns ever to set down this side of the midway!’
    • ‘Langdon claimed in a recent article in Cult Movies magazine that the Iceman was to be used for appearances ‘on carnival midways.’’
    • ‘The show floor is like a carnival midway, only carpeted and slightly less aromatic.’
    • ‘As any race fan knows, the midways with the merchandise trailers are a major part of the racing experience.’
    • ‘Marion grew up in the carnival midway where smoking was expected.’