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Mid·way

 (mĭd′wā′)
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.

mid·way

 (mĭd′wā′)
n.
1. The area of a fair, carnival, circus, or exposition where sideshows and other amusements are located.
2. Archaic
a. The middle of a way or distance.
b. A middle course of action or thought.
adv.
In the middle of a way or distance; halfway: midway through the second quarter of the football game.

mid′way′ adj.

midway

(ˈmɪdˌweɪ)
adj, adv
in or at the middle of the distance; halfway
n
1. US and Canadian a place in a fair, carnival, etc, where sideshows are located
2. obsolete a middle place, way, etc

mid•way

(adv., adj. ˈmɪdˈweɪ; n. -ˌweɪ)

adv., adj.
1. in the middle of the way or distance; halfway.
n.
2. (often cap.) a place or way, as at a fair or carnival, on or along which sideshows, games, concessions, etc. are located.
3. a place or part situated midway.
[before 900; Old English midweg; definition 3 after the Midway Plaisance, main thoroughfare of an exposition held in Chicago in 1893]

Mid•way

(ˈmɪdˌweɪ)

n.
several U.S. islets in the N Pacific, about 1300 mi. (2095 km) NW of Hawaii. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midway - the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are locatedmidway - the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
fair, funfair, carnival - a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
2.midway - naval battle of World War II (June 1942)Midway - naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Midway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
Adj.1.midway - equally distant from the extremesmidway - equally distant from the extremes  
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"
Adv.1.midway - at half the distance; at the middle; "he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"

midway

adjective & adverb halfway, in the middle of, part-way, equidistant, at the midpoint, betwixt and between The studio is midway between his house and the station.

midway

adjective
Translations
في مُنْتَصَف الطَّريق
uprostředv polovině
halvvejsmidtvejs
félúton
miîja vegu, á miîri leiî
pusceļa-vidus-
na pol poti
yarı yoldayolun yarısında

midway

[ˈmɪdˈweɪ]
A. ADVa mitad de camino, a medio camino
midway between Edinburgh and Glasgowa mitad de camino or a medio camino entre Edimburgo y Glasgow
we are now midwayahora estamos a mitad de camino or a medio camino
midway through the interview, Taggart got upTaggart se levantó a mitad de la entrevista
B. ADJ the midway point between X and Yel punto medio entre X y Y
C. N (US) → avenida f central, paseo m central

midway

[ˌmɪdˈweɪ]
adj
the midway point of sth → le milieu de qch
at the midway point of her tour → au milieu de sa tournée
the midway point between [+ two places] → le point médian entre
advà mi-chemin
midway between → à mi-chemin entre
midway through sth → en milieu de qch
midway through the match → en milieu de match

midway

advauf halbem Weg; Düsseldorf is midway between Krefeld and CologneDüsseldorf liegt auf halber Strecke zwischen Krefeld und Köln; midway through somethingmitten in etw (dat); we are now midwaydie Hälfte haben wir hinter uns (dat)
adj X is the midway point between A and BX liegt auf halbem Wege zwischen A und B; we’ve now reached the midway point or stage in the projectdas Projekt ist jetzt zur Hälfte fertig
n (US: at fair) Mittelweg eines Jahrmarkts, an dem sich die Hauptattraktionen befinden

midway

[ˌmɪdˈweɪ] adv & adj midway (between)a mezza strada (fra)

midway

(midˈwei) adjective, adverb
in the middle of the distance or time between two points; halfway. the midway point.
References in classic literature ?
But in pursuit of those far mysteries we dream of, or in tormented chase of that demon phantom that, some time or other, swims before all human hearts; while chasing such over this round globe, they either lead us on in barren mazes or midway leave us whelmed.
Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
And these were friendly unto those, and they joined their loving labors together, and together they built a fair great foundling asylum midway of the valley between.
We held; but the rope broke midway between Taugwalder and Lord Francis Douglas.
She stared toward the door, crooning to the child and hushing it; midway she stopped, suddenly.
The only Secret contained in this book is revealed midway in the first volume.
In the quiet air, there was a sound of distant singing - shepherd voices; but, as one bright evening cloud floated midway along the mountain's-side, I could almost have believed it came from there, and was not earthly music.
He made extraordinary play with it, and showed the greatest skill; now, rushing at it and catching it neatly as it dropped; now, merely stopping it midway, beating it up, and humouring it in various parts of the room and against a good deal of the pattern of the paper on the wall, before he felt it safe to close with it; finally, splashing it into the slop-basin, where I took the liberty of laying hands upon it.
At first, on sitting down to table, we had grown momentarily shy, with one of those sudden freaks of self-consciousness which occasionally surprise one, when, midway in some slightly unconventional situation to which the innocence of nature has led us, we realise it--"for an instant and no more.
And so saying, he charged with levelled lance against the one who had spoken, with such fury and fierceness that, if luck had not contrived that Rocinante should stumble midway and come down, it would have gone hard with the rash trader.
Their noses were but longitudinal slits in the center of their faces, midway between their mouths and ears.
Guest, his head clerk, upon the other, and midway between, at a nicely calculated distance from the fire, a bottle of a particular old wine that had long dwelt unsunned in the foundations of his house.