halfway vs midway what difference

what is difference between halfway and midway

English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /hæfweɪ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɑːfˈweɪ/

Adverb

halfway (not comparable)

  1. Half of the way between two points; midway.
  2. Moderately; somewhat.
    a halfway decent place to sleep

Derived terms

  • meet halfway

Translations

See also

  • halfways


English

Etymology

From Middle English mydwaye, mydweye, from Old English midweġ (midway), equivalent to mid- +‎ way. Cognate with Dutch midweg (midway), Middle Low German midwech (midway).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɪdweɪ/

Noun

midway (plural midways)

  1. The middle; the midst.
  2. A middle way or manner; a mean or middle course between extremes.
  3. (US) The part of a fair or circus where rides, entertainments, and booths are concentrated.
  4. (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

Synonyms

  • (middle): See also Thesaurus:midpoint

Translations

Adjective

midway (comparative more midway, superlative most midway)

  1. Being in the middle of the way or distance; middle.

Translations

Adverb

midway (not comparable)

  1. Halfway; equidistant from either end point; in the middle between two points

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