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 Dictionary entry overview: What does path mean? 

PATH (noun)
  The noun PATH has 4 senses:

1. a course of conduct
2. a way especially designed for a particular use
3. an established line of travel or access
4. a line or route along which something travels or moves

  Familiarity information: PATH used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

PATH (noun)

Sense 1path [BACK TO TOP]


A course of conduct

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


path; way of life; way

Context examples:

the path of virtue / we went our separate ways / our paths in life led us apart / genius usually follows a revolutionary path

Hypernyms ("path" is a kind of...):

course; course of action (a mode of action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "path"):

ambages ((archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action)

primrose path (a life of ease and pleasure)

straight and narrow; strait and narrow (the way of proper and honest behavior)

hadith; Sunna; Sunnah ((Islam) the way of life prescribed as normative for Muslims on the basis of the teachings and practices of Muhammad and interpretations of the Koran)

warpath (a course leading to warfare or battle)

Sense 2path [BACK TO TOP]


A way especially designed for a particular use

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("path" is a kind of...):

way (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "path"):

paseo; walk; walkway (a path set aside for walking)

towing path; towpath (a path along a canal or river used by animals towing boats)

footpath; pathway (a trodden path)

lane (a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic)

crossing; crossover; crosswalk (a path (often marked) where something (as a street or railroad) can be crossed to get from one side to the other)

bridle path; bridle road (a path suitable for riding or leading horses (but not for cars))

Sense 3path [BACK TO TOP]


An established line of travel or access

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


itinerary; route; path

Hypernyms ("path" is a kind of...):

line (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "path"):

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 line; supply route (a route over which supplies can be delivered)

line of fire (the path of a missile discharged from a firearm)

flyway; migration route (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 (usually in caravans))

electron orbit; orbit (the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom)

celestial orbit; orbit (the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another)

feeder line (a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline))

main line (the principal route of a transportation system)

data track; track ((computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data)

air lane; airway; flight path; skyway (a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another)

approach pattern; pattern; traffic 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)

beat; round (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)

Instance hyponyms:

Northwest Passage (a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906))

Sense 4path [BACK TO TOP]


A line or route along which something travels or moves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)


track; path; course

Context examples:

the hurricane demolished houses in its path / the track of an animal / the course of the river

Hypernyms ("path" is a kind of...):

line (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "path"):

belt; swath (a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing))

steps (the course along which a person has walked or is walking in)

round (the course along which communications spread)

inside track (the inner side of a curved racecourse)

collision course (a course of a moving object that will lead to a collision if it continues unchanged)

trail (a track or mark left by something that has passed)

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