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Meaning of PATH

Pronunciation:  path

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a way especially designed for a particular use
  3. [n]  an established line of travel or access
  4. [n]  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"

PATH is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: course, itinerary, route, track, way, way of life
 See Also: air lane, airway, approach pattern, beat, beeline, belt, bridle path, bridle road, bus route, celestial orbit, circuit, collision course, course, course of action, crosscut, crossing, crosswalk, data track, direction, electron orbit, fairway, feeder line, flight path, flyway, footpath, free-living, inside track, lane, line, line, line of fire, line of flight, line of march, main line, migration route, Northwest Passage, orbit, paseo, pathway, pattern, primrose path, round, round, steps, straight and narrow, strait and narrow, supply line, supply route, swath, towing path, towpath, track, trade route, traffic pattern, trail, vanity fair, walk, walkway, warpath, way, way



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Path\ (p[.a]th), n.; pl. {Paths} (p[.a][th]z). [As.
    p[ae][eth], pa[eth]; akin to D. pad, G. pfad, of uncertain
    origin; cf. Gr. pa`tos, Skr. patha, path. [root]21.]
    1. A trodden way; a footway.
             The dewy paths of meadows we will tread. --Dryden.
    2. A way, course, or track, in which anything moves or has
       moved; route; passage; an established way; as, the path of
       a meteor, of a caravan, of a storm, of a pestilence. Also
       used figuratively, of a course of life or action.
             All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth. --Ps.
                                                   xxv. 10.
             The paths of glory lead but to the grave. --Gray.
  2. \Path\ (p[.a][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pathed}
    (p[.a][th]d); pr.p. & vb. n. {Pathing}.]
    To make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one). [R.]
    ``Pathing young Henry's unadvised ways.'' --Drayton.
  3. \Path\, v. i.
    To walk or go. [R.] --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

1. A bang path or explicitly routed internet address; a node-by-node specification of a link between two machines.

2. pathname.

3. The list of directories the kernel (under unix) or the command interpreter (under ms-dos) searches for executables. It is stored as part of the environment in both operating systems.

Other, similar constructs abound under Unix; the c preprocessor, for example, uses such a search path to locate "#include" files.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To walk through a quiet, open path means clarity of thought and peace of mind. It may also symbolize your progress. Seeing a blocked or windy path indicates that you need to give serious attention to the direction you are heading in your personal and/or business life. You also need to take time out to consider and rethink the consequences before acting on your choices.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: air lane, air line, air route, airway, alameda, approach, artery, avenue, beat, beaten path, beaten track, berm, bicycle path, boardwalk, boulevard, break, bridle path, broken circuit, catwalk, channel, circuit, circuital field, closed circuit, complete circuit, condensation trail, contrail, corridor, course, dead circuit, direction, drag, esplanade, fastwalk, flight path, foot pavement, footpath, footway, galvanic circuit, game plan, garden path, groove, highway, hiking trail, hot circuit, itinerary, lane, lateral circuit, leg, line, live circuit, loop, magnetic circuit, mall, means, method, microcircuit, multiple circuit, multiple series, orbit, parade, passage, pathway, piste, plan, prado, primrose path, printed circuit, procedure, process, promenade, public walk, road, round, route, run, runway, rut, scenario, scent, scheme, sea lane, series multiple, short, short circuit, shortcut, sidewalk, signs, spoor, strategy, street, technique, thoroughfare, tour, towing path, towpath, traces, track, trade route, trail, traject, trajectory, trajet, trottoir, vapor trail, vector field, wake, walk, walkway, way