Synonyms of way in English:


See definition of way


1‘a way of reducing environmental damage’


method, course of action, process, procedure, technique, system

plan, strategy, scheme

means, mechanism, routine, manner, approach, route, road

modus operandi

2‘she kissed him in her brisk way’


manner, style, fashion, mode, method

3‘I've learned my lesson and changed my ways’


practice, wont, habit, custom, characteristic, policy, procedure, convention, fashion, use, routine, rule

trait, attribute, mannerism, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, oddity

conduct, behaviour, manner, style, nature, personality, temperament, disposition, character

modus operandi, modus vivendi

formal praxis

4‘he tried to remember which way led home’


road, roadway, street, thoroughfare, track, path, pathway, lane, avenue, drive, channel

route, course, direction

5‘I'll go out the back way’


door, doorway, gate, exit, entrance, entry, portal


6‘the mill stands a short way downstream’


distance, length, stretch, journey, extent

space, interval, span, gap, separation

7‘April seems a long way away’


period of time, time, stretch, term, span, duration

8‘she swerved to miss a car coming the other way’


direction, bearing, course, orientation, line, run, tack

9‘what do they call a missel thrush down your way?’


locality, neighbourhood, area, district, locale, quarter, community, region, zone, part

informal neck of the woods, parts

British informal manor

North American informal hood, nabe

10‘in some ways, he may be better off in Birmingham’


aspect, regard, facet, respect

sense, feature, detail, point, particular, characteristic, question, connection

11‘I hear that the country is in a bad way’


state, condition, situation, circumstances, position

predicament, plight

informal shape


    by the way

      ‘oh, by the way Katie, you had a call’


      incidentally, by the by, in passing, en passant

    give way

      1‘the government finally gave way and passed the bill’


      yield, back down, make concessions, surrender, admit defeat, concede defeat, give in, give up, submit, succumb, raise the white flag, show the white flag

      acquiesce, agree, concur, approve, assent


      throw in the sponge, throw in the towel, cave in

      2‘he crashed into the door and it gave way’


      collapse, give, fall to pieces, come apart, crumple, crumble, cave in, fall in, disintegrate, go to pieces

      3‘she never gave way to anger’


      succumb, yield, give in, submit, surrender, fall victim

      be overcome by, be overwhelmed by, be conquered by

      4‘grief gave way to a feeling of guilt’


      be replaced by, be succeeded by, be followed by, be superseded by, be supplanted by, be ousted by

    make way

      ‘please make way for the king’


      move aside, clear the way, make a space, make room, stand back

      allow to pass, allow through

    on the/one's way

      ‘the doctor's on his way’


      coming, imminent, forthcoming, approaching, impending, close, near, on us

      proceeding, journeying, travelling, en route, in transit

    way of life

      1‘war in the region is hindering this traditional way of life’


      culture, civilization, society, lifestyle

      customs, traditions, heritage, habits, ways, mores, values

      2‘I aim only for a society that offers a decent way of life to all’


      lifestyle, way of living, manner of living, life, situation, position, state, station, condition, set of circumstances, fate, lot