AskDefine | Define midway

Dictionary Definition

midway adj : equally distant from the extremes [syn: center(a), halfway, middle(a)]

Noun

1 the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
2 naval battle of World War II (June 1942); land and carrier-based American planes decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands [syn: Battle of Midway] adv : at half the distance; at the middle; "he was halfway down the ladder when he fell" [syn: halfway]

Extensive Definition

Midway can be any of the following:
  • Midway (fair), a place at a fair or circus where rides, entertainment, and booths are concentrated

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Other uses

midway in Danish: Midway
midway in German: Midway
midway in French: Midway
midway in Galician: Midway
midway in Ido: Midway
midway in Italian: Midway
midway in Hebrew: מידוויי
midway in Dutch: Midway
midway in Japanese: ミッドウェー
midway in Finnish: Midway
midway in Swedish: Midway
midway in Volapük: Midway

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Laodicean, amidships, apathetic, average, betwixt and between, bisection, central, centrally, centrist, core, equatorial, equidistance, equidistant, even, fifty-fifty, half, half-and-half, halfway, halfway house, impartial, in medias res, in the mean, in the middle, independent, indifferent, interior, intermediary, intermediate, intermediately, mean, medial, medially, median, medianly, mediety, mediocre, mediterranean, medium, mediumly, mesial, mezzo, mezzo-mezzo, mid, mid-distance, midcourse, middle, middle distance, middlemost, middling, midland, midmost, midships, moderate, moiety, neuter, neutral, nonaligned, noncommitted, nonpartisan, nuclear, on the fence, passive, third-force, third-world, uncommitted, uninvolved
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