Path meaning

păth, päth
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A trodden track or way.
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The definition of a path is a trail, route, course or a line of movement.

An example of a path is what deer follow through the forest.

An example of a path is what hikers follow up a mountain.

An example of a path is the direction taken by a tornado.

An example of path is the vapor left behind a plane in the sky.

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A course of action or conduct.

The path of righteousness.

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A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose.

A bicycle path.

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The route or course along which something travels or moves.

The path of a hurricane.

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A practitioner of a specified kind of medical treatment.

Naturopath.

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A track or way worn by footsteps; trail.
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A walk or way for the use of people on foot, as in a park or garden.
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The physical route of a circuit. See also circuit and virtual path (VP).
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A trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
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A course taken.

The path of a meteor, of a caravan, or of a storm.

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(paganism) A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.
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A metaphorical course.
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A method or direction of proceeding.
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(computing) A human-readable specification for a location within a hierarchical or tree-like structure, such as a file system or as part of a URL.
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(graph theory) A sequence of vertices from one vertex to another using the arcs (edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path, where only the first and the last vertex are the same).
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(topology) A continuous map from the unit interval to a topological space .
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To make a path in, or on (something), or for (someone).
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One affected by a specified kind of disorder.

Sociopath.

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A line of movement; course taken.

The path of the meteor.

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A course or manner of conduct, thought, or procedure.
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Pathological.
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Pathology.
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(1) In communications, the route between any two nodes. Same as "line," "channel," "link" or "circuit."
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Origin of path

  • Middle English from Old English pæth pent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from –pathy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English path, peth, from Old English pæþ (“path, track"), from Proto-Germanic *paþaz (“path") (compare West Frisian paad, Dutch pad, German Pfad), from Scythian (compare Avestan [script?] (panta), gen. [script?] (paθa, “way"), Old Persian [script?] (pathi-)), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (compare English find). More at find.

    From Wiktionary