- the middle of the way or distance
- a middle way or course
Origin of midwayorig. short for Midway Plaisance, the amusement area of the Columbian Exposition (1893), in Chicago that part of a fair or exposition where concessions, sideshows, and other amusements are located
Origin of midwayMiddle English midwei ; from Old English midweg
in the middle of the way or distance; halfway
- The area of a fair, carnival, circus, or exposition where sideshows and other amusements are located.
- Archaic a. The middle of a way or distance.b. A middle course of action or thought.
In the middle of a way or distance; halfway: midway through the second quarter of the football game.
A US territory consisting of an atoll with two small islands in the central Pacific Ocean northwest of Honolulu. Discovered in 1859, Midway was annexed by the United States in 1867 and served as a naval air base until 1993. The American victory over the Japanese in the Battle of Midway (June 4–7, 1942) was a major turning point in the Pacific campaign of World War II.
- The middle; the midst.
- A middle way or manner; a mean or middle course between extremes.
- (US) The part of a fair or circus where rides, entertainments, and booths are concentrated.
- (US) The widest aisle in the middle of an industrial complex (such as railroad shops or a coach yard) along which various buildings are aligned
(comparative more midway, superlative most midway)
- Being in the middle of the way or distance; middle.