what is difference between halfway and midway
From Middle English halfwey, from Old English healfweġ (“half-way”), equivalent to half- + way. Cognate with Saterland Frisian hoolfwais (“halfway”), Dutch halfweg (“halfway”), German halbwegs (“halfway”), Danish halvvejs (“halway”), Swedish halvvägs (“halfway”).
- (US) IPA(key): /hæfweɪ/
- (UK) IPA(key): /hɑːfˈweɪ/
halfway (not comparable)
- Half of the way between two points; midway.
- Moderately; somewhat.
- a halfway decent place to sleep
- meet halfway
From Middle English mydwaye, mydweye, from Old English midweġ (“midway”), equivalent to mid- + way. Cognate with Dutch midweg (“midway”), Middle Low German midwech (“midway”).
- IPA(key): /mɪdweɪ/
midway (plural midways)
- The middle; the midst.
- A middle way or manner; a mean or middle course between extremes.
- (US) The part of a fair or circus where rides, entertainments, and booths are concentrated.
- (US) The widest aisle in the middle of an industrial complex (such as railroad shops or a coach yard) along which various buildings are aligned
- (middle): See also Thesaurus:midpoint
midway (comparative more midway, superlative most midway)
- Being in the middle of the way or distance; middle.
midway (not comparable)
- Halfway; equidistant from either end point; in the middle between two points