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[adv., adj. mid-wey; n. mid-wey] /adv., adj. ˈmɪdˈweɪ; n. ˈmɪdˌweɪ/
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
900
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

Midway

[mid-wey] /ˈmɪdˌweɪ/
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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British Dictionary definitions for mid way

midway

/ˈmɪdˌweɪ/
adjective, adverb
1.
in or at the middle of the distance; halfway
noun
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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Word Origin and History for mid way

midway

n.

Old English mid-weg "the middle of a way or distance;" see mid + way (n.). Meaning "central avenue of a fairground" is first recorded 1893, American English, in reference to the Midway Plaisance of the Worlds Columbian Exposition held that year in Chicago. The Pacific island group so called for being midway between America and Asia. As an adverb from late Old English.

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