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path

 (păth, päth)
n. pl. paths (păthz, päthz, păths, päths)
1. A trodden track or way.
2. A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose: a bicycle path.
3. The route or course along which something travels or moves: the path of a hurricane.
4. A course of action or conduct: the path of righteousness.
5. Computers
a. A sequence of commands or a link between points that is needed to reach a particular goal.
b. A pathname.

[Middle English, from Old English pæth; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

path

(pɑːθ)
n, pl paths (pɑːðz)
1. a road or way, esp a narrow trodden track
2. a surfaced walk, as through a garden
3. the course or direction in which something moves: the path of a whirlwind.
4. a course of conduct: the path of virtue.
5. (Computer Science) computing the directions for reaching a particular file or directory, as traced hierarchically through each of the parent directories usually from the root; the file or directory and all parent directories are separated from one another in the path by slashes
[Old English pæth; related to Old High German, German Pfad]
ˈpathless adj
ˈpathlessness n

path

(pæθ, pɑθ)

n., pl. paths (patz, pätz, paths, päths).
1. a way beaten or trodden by the feet of persons or animals.
2. a narrow walk or way: a bicycle path.
3. a route or course along which something moves: the path of a hurricane.
4. a course of action, conduct, or procedure: the path of righteousness.
5. (in some computer operating systems)
a. a listing of the route through directories and subdirectories that locates and thereby names a specific file or program on a disk drive.
b. the currently active list of all such routes that tells the operating system where to find programs, enabling a user to run them from other directories.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English pæth; c. Old Frisian path, pad, Old High German phad (German Pfad)]

-path

a combining form occurring in personal nouns corresponding to abstract nouns ending in -pathy, with the general sense “one practicing such a treatment” (osteopath) or “one suffering from such an ailment” (psychopath).

path.

1. pathological.
2. pathology.

lane

path
1. 'lane'

A lane is a narrow road which can be used by vehicles, especially in the country.

A lane is also a part of a main road which is marked by the edge of the road and painted line, or by two painted lines.

The lorry was travelling at 20mph in the slow lane.
2. 'path'

You do not use lane to refer to a strip of ground which people walk along and which vehicles cannot use. The word you use is path or footpath.

Can a landowner keep a bull in a field crossed by a public footpath?
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.path - a course of conductpath - a course of conduct; "the path of virtue"; "we went our separate ways"; "our paths in life led us apart"; "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
course of action, course - a mode of action; "if you persist in that course you will surely fail"; "once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place"
ambages - (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action
primrose path - a life of ease and pleasure
straight and narrow, strait and narrow - the way of proper and honest behavior; "he taught his children to keep strictly to the straight and narrow"
Sunna, Sunnah, hadith - (Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran
warpath - a course leading to warfare or battle
2.path - a way especially designed for a particular use
bridle path, bridle road - a path suitable for riding or leading horses (but not for cars)
crosswalk, crossover, crossing - a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other
lane - a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
footpath, pathway - a trodden path
towing path, towpath - a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats
paseo, walkway, walk - a path set aside for walking; "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
3.path - an established line of travel or accesspath - an established line of travel or access
feeder line - a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline)
main line - the principal route of a transportation system
data track, track - (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
air lane, skyway, airway, flight path - a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
approach pattern, traffic pattern, pattern - the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
flight path - the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air
beat, round - a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
bus route - the route regularly followed by a passenger bus
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
line of flight - the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air
line of march - the route along which a column advances
celestial orbit, orbit - the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
electron orbit, orbit - the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
paper round, paper route - the route taken when delivering newspapers every day
beeline - the most direct route; "he made a beeline for the bathroom"
circuit - an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to; "she's a familiar name on the club circuit"; "on the lecture circuit"; "the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district"; "the international tennis circuit"
crosscut - a diagonal path
supply line, supply route - a route over which supplies can be delivered
line of fire - the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
flyway, migration route - the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate
fairway - the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
direction, way - a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
trade route - a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)
4.path - a line or route along which something travels or movespath - a line or route along which something travels or moves; "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river"
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
collision course - a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged
inside track - the inner side of a curved racecourse
round - the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"
steps - the course along which a person has walked or is walking in; "I followed in his steps"; "he retraced his steps"; "his steps turned toward home"
swath, belt - a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
trail - a track or mark left by something that has passed; "there as a trail of blood"; "a tear left its trail on her cheek"

path

noun
1. way, road, walk, track, trail, avenue, pathway, footpath, walkway (chiefly U.S.), towpath, footway We followed the path along the clifftops.
2. route, way, course, direction, passage A group of reporters blocked his path. The tornado wrecked everything in its path.
3. course, way, road, track, route, procedure The country is on the path to economic recovery.
cross someone's path meet, encounter, run into, run across He chats up every presentable female who crosses his path.

path

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
Translations
سَبِيلٌمَسْلَك، طَريقمَمَر، شِعْب
pěšinacestadráha
retningsporsti
ahelradasuundteekond
polkuratareittisuuntatola
staza
ösvényút
gangstígur, slóîvegur
小道
ceļštaka
potsteza
stig
ทางเดิน
đường

path

[pɑːθ] N (paths (pl)) [pɑːðz]
1. (also pathway, footpath) (= track) (surfaced) → camino m; (unsurfaced) → camino m, sendero m
feet had worn a path in the rocklas pisadas habían formado un camino or un sendero sobre la piedra
they hacked a path through the junglese abrieron camino a machetazos a través de la jungla
see also cycle C
see also garden C
2. (= course) [of person, vehicle] → camino m; [of missile, sun, storm] → trayectoria f
the earth's path round the sunla trayectoria de la tierra alrededor del sol
the hurricane destroyed everything in its pathel huracán destruyó todo a su paso
he stepped into the path of an oncoming carse cruzó en el camino de un coche que se acercaba
see also flight
3. (= way forward) → paso m
a group of reporters blocked his pathun grupo de periodistas le cerraba el paso
4. (fig)
4.1. (= route) → camino m
I hope never to cross paths with him againespero no volvérmelo a encontrar nunca, espero no volver a toparme con él nunca
our paths first crossed in Milannuestros caminos se cruzaron por primera vez en Milán, la primera vez que coincidimos fue en Milán
these measures helped smooth the path to independenceestas medidas ayudaron a allanar or facilitar el camino hacia la independencia
to beat a path to sb's doorasediar a algn
see also garden, primrose C
4.2. (= course of action)
I wouldn't go down that path if I were youyo en tu lugar no haría eso

path

[ˈpɑːθ] n
(= track) (for pedestrians)chemin m, sentier m; (from gate to door of house)allée f
to cross sb's path (= meet)
I crossed his path several times → Nos chemins se sont croisés à plusieurs reprises.
Their paths crossed → Leurs chemins se sont croisés.
[vehicle]
The little boy ran into the path of a car → Le petit garçon s'est avancé en courant alors qu'une voiture arrivait.
[planet] → course f
[missile, hurricane] → trajectoire f
(= course of action) to take a path → suivre une voiepath-breaking [ˈpɑːθbreɪkɪŋ] adj (mainly US)révolutionnaire

path

n
(lit) (trodden) → Weg m, → Pfad m; (surfaced) → Weg m; (in field) → Feldweg m; we took a path across the fieldswir nahmen den Weg über das Feld
(= trajectory, route)Bahn f; (of hurricane)Weg m
(fig)Weg m; the Christian pathder Weg des Christentums; the path of or to salvationder Weg des Heils; the path of virtueder Pfad der Tugend
(Comput) → Pfad m

path

:
pathfinder
n (lit)Führer(in) m(f); (fig: = innovator) → Wegbereiter(in) m(f)
pathless
adjweglos
path name
n (Comput) → Pfad(name) m

path

[pɑːθ] n (paths (pl)) [pɑːðz]
a. (gen) → sentiero, viottolo; (in garden) → vialetto (fig) → strada, via
b. (of river) → corso; (of sun, missile, planet) → traiettoria

path

(paːθ) plural paths (paːðz) noun
1. a way made across the ground by the passing of people or animals. There is a path through the fields; a mountain path.
2. (any place on) the line along which someone or something is moving. She stood right in the path of the bus.
ˈpathway noun
a path.

path

سَبِيلٌ pěšina spor Pfad μονοπάτι sendero polku chemin staza percorso 小道 pad sti ścieżka caminho тропа stig ทางเดิน patika đường 小路

path

(fam) V. pathology.