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Path appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Spasms in a node path to both cranial pates set a plain arch to both taped onanism saps.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun path:


The word path is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun path

What does path mean as a name of something?

Path is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: paths

  1. a course of conduct
    • examples: the path of virtue | our paths in life led us apart | genius usually follows a revolutionary path
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of path: way / way of life
    • more generic terms: course / course of action = a mode of action
    • more specific terms:
  2. a way especially designed for a particular use
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: way = any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
    • more specific terms:
  3. an established line of travel or access
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of path: itinerary / route
    • more generic word: line = a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
    • more specific terms:
      • feeder line = a branching path off of a main transportation line
      • main line = the principal route of a transportation system
      • data track / track = one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
      • flight path / air lane / airway / skyway = 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
      • flight path = the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air
      • round / beat = a regular route for a sentry or policeman
      • bus route = the route regularly followed by a passenger bus
      • 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
      • 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
      • circuit = an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
      • crosscut = a diagonal path
      • supply route / supply line = a route over which supplies can be delivered
      • line of fire = the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
      • migration route / flyway = 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
      • trade route = a route followed by traders
    • instance: Northwest Passage = a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America
  4. a line or route along which something travels or moves
    • example: the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of path: course / track
    • more generic word: line = a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
      • steps = the course along which a person has walked or is walking in
      • swath / belt = a path or strip
      • trail = a track or mark left by something that has passed

Alternative definition of the noun path


  1. a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
  2. a course taken.
  3. [context: paganism] A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.
  4. a metaphorical course.
  5. a method or direction of proceeding.
  6. [graph theory] a sequence of vertices from one vertex to another using the arcs (edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path, where only the first and the last vertex are the same).
  7. [topology] a continuous map f from the unit interval I = [0,1] to a topological space X.

Specialised definition of the noun path

Glossary of sports

a narrow way for walking, cycling or riding (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, we help provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way people think and act. Our work improves global health and well-being.
    • also known as Program for Appropriate Technology in Health
    • award: - Nokia Health Award - "Ultra Rice"
    • official website:
  2. Path is a social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service for mobile devices, launched in November 2010. The service allows users to share with their close friends and family up to a total of 150 contacts.


Path is a fictional character from the 2009 Thai TV series Khun Por Jom Fiew.


"Path" is a book written by Marcus Williamson and Jonathan Moss.

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  1. "Path" a.k.a. "Wait" is a 2009 short animation film directed by Sanjay Jangid.
    • read more about Wait
  2. "Path" a.k.a. "The Path" is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Debby Flammand.
  3. "Path" is a short film, directed by Zara Sengstock.


  1. "Path" is a composition.
  2. "Path" is a musical album of 0N0.
  3. "Path" is a musical album of Ragnarök.
  4. "Path" is a composition.
  5. "Path" is a composition.


PATH is a 29-kilometre network of pedestrian tunnels beneath the office towers of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. According to Guinness World Records, PATH is the largest underground shopping complex in the world with 371,600 square metres of retail space.


  1. PATH: Port Authority Trans-Hudson, commonly abbreviated as PATH, is a rapid transit railroad serving Newark, Harrison, Hoboken, and Jersey City in metropolitan northern New Jersey, as well as lower and midtown Manhattan in New York City. It is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
  2. PATH is an environment variable on Unix-like operating systems, DOS, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows, specifying a set of directories where executable programs are located. In general, each executing process or user session has its own PATH setting.
  3. Path: A path, the general form of the name of a file or directory, specifies a unique location in a file system. A path points to a file system location by following the directory tree hierarchy expressed in a string of characters in which path components, separated by a delimiting character, represent each directory. The delimiting character is most commonly the slash, the backslash character, or colon, though some operating systems may use a different delimiter. Paths are used extensively in computer science to represent the directory/file relationships common in modern operating systems, and are essential in the construction of Uniform Resource Locators.
  4. Path: In graph theory, a path in a graph is a finite or infinite sequence of edges which connect a sequence of vertices which, by most definitions, are all distinct from one another. In a directed graph, a directed path is again a sequence of edges which connect a sequence of vertices, but with the added restriction that the edges all be directed in the same direction.
    • also known as วิถี (ทฤษฎีกราฟ)
  5. Path is a website.
  6. Path: In mathematics, a path in a topological space X is a continuous map f from the unit interval I = [0,1 0,1] to X f : I → X. The initial point of the path is f and the terminal point is f. One often speaks of a "path from x to y" where x and y are the initial and terminal points of the path. Note that a path is not just a subset of X which "looks like" a curve, it also includes a parameterization.
  7. PATH a.k.a. PATH Foundation is a network of off-road trails in and around the metro Atlanta area for walkers, runners, skaters, and cyclists. The foundation was established in 1991. The goal was to develop a network of off-road trails in Atlanta in time for use during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The trails are also a way to connect neighborhoods and preserve the regional character. The first demonstration trails were built near Clarkston in DeKalb County. Presently, trails exist in Atlanta, Smyrna, Decatur, and Stone Mountain.
  8. Path is a social networking application for iPhone, iPod and iPad made for sharing photos, textual status updates, location etc.
    • also known as Path 2
  9. Path: A JSON Path to the section of the query that will be annotated.

Phrases with Path

Phrases starting with the word Path:

  1. Path Rush
  2. Path length

Phrases ending with the word Path:

  1. -PATH
  2. by-path
  3. Herd path
  4. Cycle Path
  5. flare path
  6. glide path
  7. Swept Path
  8. Whale-Path
  9. bridle path
  10. flight path
  11. Garden Path
  12. towing path
  13. shining path
  14. approach path
  15. Critical Path
  16. Directed Path
  17. primrose path
  18. Left-Hand Path

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Path

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Google previewHistoric Magazine and Notes and Queries (1893)

A Monthly of History, Folk-lore, Mathematics, Literature, Art, Arcane Societies, Etc

The Tenth Path is the Resplendent Intelligence, because it is exalted above every head, and sits on the throne of Binah (the Intelligence spoken of in the Third Path). It illuminates the splendor of all Lights, and causes a supply of influence to ...

Google previewThe Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East (1917)

With an Historical Survey and Descriptions by Charles Francis Horne

The Sixteenth Path is the Triumphal or Eternal Intelligence, so called because it is the pleasure of the Glory, beyond which is no other Glory like to it, and it is called also the Paradise prepared for the Righteous. The Seventeenth Path is the ...

Google previewMembrane Computing (2005)

5th International Workshop, WMC 2004, Milan, Italy, June 14-16, 2004, Revised Selected and Invited Papers by Giancarlo Mauri

A path is a set of connected edges. It is a graph where...

Google previewHistorical Theology Made Easy (2012)

by C. Matthew McMahon

There are four paths which lead the subject to a higher mystical experience: the first path of the via positiva or a friendly attitude toward Mother Nature, the second path is the via negativa where one discovers the darkness and mystery of ...

Google previewInformation Networking Advances in Data Communications and Wireless Networks (2006)

International Conference, ICOIN 2006, Sendai, Japan, January 16-19, 2006, Revised Selected Papers by Ilyoung Chong, Kenji Kawahara

Discovering an available relaying path is a critical prerequisite for the success of the multi-hop cellular networks. Since forwarding data for others utilizes the resources of the mobile nodes such as battery energy, link bandwidth, buffer space ...

Google previewComputational Systems Bioinformatics (2008)

CSB 2008 Conference Proceedings, Volume 7 : Stanford University, USA, 26-29 August 2008 by Peter Markstein

P= { A → s – f – t → b A → c where t is a crossover individual; s is an overlap individual and the overlap path is a root overlap path. A → c → e – t → a Case 6:< P., P., P. P={A → s – e – t → b A → c where t ...

Google previewSunspots and Non-Linear Dynamics (2016)

Essays in Honor of Jean-Michel Grandmont by Kazuo Nishimura, Alain Venditti, Nicholas C. Yannelis

Definition 1 (DGE path) A DGE path is a function (K(t),C(t), L(t)) mapping all t ∈ [0 ,∞) into a subset of R3++ which is a solution to the DAE system (3.1)–(3.3) such that the...

Google previewVerb Meaning and the Lexicon (2008)

A First Phase Syntax by Gillian Catriona Ramchand

in the conceptual domain, we need to make a distinction between path and place prepositions. Recent work on the syntactic behaviour of PPs has converged on the idea that the P head mustbe decomposed into ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

In several studies, the combination of proprioreceptive information with head- direction information was shown to provide the needed information for a rat to compute the optimal path to find a location, referred to as 'path integration.' A classic ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (2007)

by Stewart Clegg, James R. Bailey

Ecological change refers to the changes in the character of the community or its constituent populations as they adapt—that is, to any organizational group's evolutionary path. Research in evolutionary biology, economics, political science, and ...

Google previewLearnability and the Lexicon (1996)

Theories and second language acquisition research by Alan Juffs

Type 2 (PATH) Type 2 (PATH) dao pour \l * \l * \lman/*jin ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Buddhism (2005)

by Christmas Humphreys

Path. The Bst. scheme of moral andspiritual selfdevelopment leading to Enlightenment. The eightconstituent partsare:(1)Samm Ditthi, Right View; (2) Samm Sankappa, Right Mental Attitude or Motive; (3) Samm V c , Right Speech; ( 4) Samm ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

path intermodulation noise 781 patching. 1. The connecting of circuits temporarily , such as by means of cords with plugs inserted into appropriate jacks. 2. The inserting of a program, routine, or subroutine into an existing computer program.

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Quotes about Path

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. (John F. Kennedy)
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Scrabble value of P3A1T1H4

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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