midway

midway

[adv., adj. mid-wey; n. mid-wey]
adverb, adjective
1.
in the middle of the way or distance; halfway.
noun
2.
a place or part situated midway.
3.
(often initial capital letter) the place or way, as at a fair or carnival, on or along which sideshows and similar amusements are located.
4.
the amusements, concessions, etc., located on or around this place or way.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English midwei, Old English midweg; see mid1, way1; def. 3 and 4 after the Midway Plaisance, the main thoroughfare of the World Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893

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Midway

[mid-wey]
noun
1.
several U.S. islets in the N Pacific, about 1300 miles (2095 km) NW of Hawaii: Japanese defeated in a naval battle June, 1942; 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
2.
an airport in Chicago.
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midway (ˈmɪdˌweɪ)
 
adj, —adv
1.  in or at the middle of the distance; halfway
 
n
2.  (US), (Canadian) a place in a fair, carnival, etc, where sideshows are located
3.  obsolete a middle place, way, etc

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midway
O.E. mid-weg "the middle of a way or distance." Meaning "central avenue of a fairground" is first recorded 1893, Amer.Eng., in ref. to the Midway Plaisance of the Worlds Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago.
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