path

[[t]pɑ͟ːθ, pæ̱θ[/t]]
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paths
1) N-COUNT A path is a long strip of ground which people walk along to get from one place to another.

We followed the path along the clifftops...

Feet had worn a path in the rock...

He went up the garden path to knock on the door.

2) N-COUNT: usu poss N Your path is the space ahead of you as you move along.

A group of reporters blocked his path...

She did not notice the man until he moved into her path.

3) N-COUNT: with poss The path of something is the line which it moves along in a particular direction.

He stepped without looking into the path of a reversing car.

...people who live near airports or under the flight path of airplanes...

The storm wrecked homes in its path.

4) N-COUNT: oft N of/to n A path that you take is a particular course of action or way of achieving something.

The opposition appear to have chosen the path of cooperation rather than confrontation...

He promised that within 100 days he would put the country on the path to economic recovery.

Syn:
way, road, route
5) N-COUNT: usu with poss You can say that something is in your path or blocking your path to mean that it is preventing you from doing or achieving what you want.

The Church of England put a serious obstacle in the path of women who want to become priests.

Syn:
6) PHRASE: V inflects If you cross someone's path or if your paths cross, you meet them by chance.

It was highly unlikely that their paths would cross again...

Over the years, Yul and Kirk had crossed paths many times.


English dictionary. 2008.

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