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midway

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adverb

  • 1In or toward the middle of something.

    ‘Peter came to a halt midway down the street’
    • ‘Robinson tied the score midway through the first half’
    • ‘The Russians scored the first goal of the game early in the second and only made it 2-0 midway through the middle frame.’
    • ‘Approximately midway through the half Waterloo began to break away, forcing the Thunderbirds to up their game.’
    • ‘The company expects to begin making cash midway through next year and to record a full-year profit in 2006.’
    • ‘Fenagh kept in touch when adding their fourth point but this was cancelled out when Conor Redmond sent over their seventh point midway through the half.’
    • ‘We are midway through our third season as far as taping goes.’
    • ‘The skiffle star died last week midway through a UK tour after collapsing at the home of friends in Peterborough, where the service took place yesterday.’
    • ‘In many ways, he is typical of the squad built up by the manager since he took over at Boavista midway through the 1997-98 season.’
    • ‘Football, however, can be a cruel game to those who do not convert their advantages, and so it proved to Oxford's players midway through the first half.’
    • ‘The same country that was prominent in the creation and signing of the Kyoto Protocol decided to switch sides midway through the debate.’
    • ‘Then in 1997, when she was midway through a psychology degree and seriously ill with gall stones, she was elected, and has not looked back.’
    • ‘If it had been possible, they would surely have headed for the exit door midway through the first half, by which time Celtic had extended their lead to three goals.’
    • ‘He became an instant hit with some crunching tackles and faultless reading of the game while his burst upfield midway through the half brought the fans to their feet.’
    • ‘Waterloo dominated the play throughout the game, lighting up the scoreboard with its first goal midway through the first half.’
    • ‘It was midway through the run that she began to struggle.’
    • ‘After reaching a positive peak, each cycle then gradually declines, crossing its zero point midway through its period.’
    • ‘The health-conscious approach persists, with requests for a dentist on site from artists midway through hefty European tours.’
    • ‘However, for some internal corporate reasons, they made an about-face some time midway through the session.’
    • ‘The Tralee Institute is midway through the implementation of a three-year E-Learning project plan.’
    • ‘The striker's explosive dash past Bob Malcolm midway through the second half deserved better than the weak finish he contrived to produce.’
    • ‘Pappas pulled out midway through his event with a foot injury.’
    halfway, in the middle, at the mid point, in the centre, equidistant
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    1. 1.1In between one thing and another in character.
      ‘the leaves have a unique smell midway between eucalyptus and mint’
      • ‘A third finish is soft-sheen, which is midway between the two.’
      • ‘As far as Roy's twitches, obsessions and tics go, the movie is midway between two models.’
      • ‘It is midway between a field guide and an annotated account of birds and mammals of a non-biogeographical region.’
      • ‘‘The picturesque’ formed a category roughly midway between the sublime and the beautiful.’
      • ‘The expression on her face was midway between deep realization and relief.’
      • ‘In his English Folk Song, Cecil Sharp says that it ‘stands midway between the hymn and the ballad’.’
      • ‘The latest generation is midway between a phone and a PDA, with a full keyboard and a GPRS connection.’
      • ‘This analysis indicated that R. alceifolius has a heteroblastic developmental pattern, midway between that of a bush and a liana.’

Pronunciation

midway

/ˈmidˌwā/ /ˈmɪdˌweɪ/ /ˌmidˌwā/ /ˌmɪdˌweɪ/

adjective

  • 1Situated in or toward the middle of something.

    • ‘midway profits roared from $130 million to $160 million’
    1. 1.1Having some of the characteristics of one thing and some of another.
      • ‘a midway path is chosen between the diverging aspirations of the two factions’

Pronunciation

midway

/ˈmidˌwā/ /ˈmɪdˌweɪ/ /ˌmidˌwā/ /ˌmɪdˌweɪ/

noun

North American
  • An area of sideshows, games of chance or skill, or other amusements at a fair or exhibition.

    ‘the kids head straight for the midway’
    • ‘Noises and things they see may become distorted - like a fun house on the midway at the state fair.’
    • ‘Langdon claimed in a recent article in Cult Movies magazine that the Iceman was to be used for appearances ‘on carnival midways.’’
    • ‘Crowds of humans, sapient animals, and monsters of every description mingled more-or-less happily along the broad midways.’
    • ‘As any race fan knows, the midways with the merchandise trailers are a major part of the racing experience.’
    • ‘It may be too cold to have a Priestess Dunking Booth, but a trip through the midway of your local county fair should give you some ideas.’
    • ‘While making a hasty exit, Mike and Debbie come face to face with some of the scariest clowns ever to set down this side of the midway!’
    • ‘In the end, Rick had won out, and fifteen minutes later, he dragged Dana down the midway of the carnival by her hand.’
    • ‘She wants to go on the rides and see the midway with all the games.’
    • ‘The bear in Trace's arms was bigger than his upper body, and it kept knocking into people as we walked down the midway.’
    • ‘It may be a dubious analogy, but just say that reading a novel is something like going on a ride at the midway.’
    • ‘Marion grew up in the carnival midway where smoking was expected.’
    • ‘Before you head out to one, cast your own memory back to a cookout, a commencement, a walk down a carnival midway in your past.’
    • ‘Like barkers on a carnival midway, it's not that I don't trust their sincerity and promises.’
    • ‘The show floor is like a carnival midway, only carpeted and slightly less aromatic.’

Pronunciation

midway

/ˈmidˌwā/ /ˈmɪdˌweɪ/ /ˌmidˌwā/ /ˌmɪdˌweɪ/