Search Result for "path":
1. a course of conduct;
- Example: "the path of virtue"
- Example: "we went our separate ways"
- Example: "our paths in life led us apart"
- Example: "genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
[syn: way, path, way of life]
2. a way especially designed for a particular use;
3. an established line of travel or access;
[syn: path, route, itinerary]
4. a line or route along which something travels or moves;
- Example: "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"
- Example: "the track of an animal"
- Example: "the course of the river"
[syn: path, track, course]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
path \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. [1913 Webster] The dewy paths of meadows we will tread. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth. --Ps. xxv. 10. [1913 Webster] The paths of glory lead but to the grave. --Gray. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Path \Path\ (p[.a][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pathed (p[.a][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Pathing.] To make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one). [R.] "Pathing young Henry's unadvised ways." --Drayton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Path \Path\, v. i. To walk or go. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
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. [Jargon File] (1996-11-21)The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
path n. 1. A bang path or explicitly routed Internet address; a node-by-node specification of a link between two machines. Though these are now obsolete as a form of addressing, they still show up in diagnostics and trace headers occasionally (e.g. in NNTP headers). 2. [Unix] A filename, fully specified relative to the root directory (as opposed to relative to the current directory; the latter is sometimes called a relative path). This is also called a pathname. 3. [Unix and MS-DOS/Windows] The search path, an environment variable specifying the directories in which the shell (COMMAND.COM, under MS-DOS) should look for commands. Other, similar constructs abound under Unix (for example, the C preprocessor has a search path it uses in looking for # include files).Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "path": 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