Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-ways Also -way.

Way, direction, or manner.

[Middle English wayes, the genitive of way.]

Examples of the form include edgeways, lengthways, sideways, and widthways. Anyway is the only common British English example of a word without the final s, though everyway, someway, and noway are found in North America (even here, however, the final s is not unknown, at least on the last two). Leastways is now dialect or informal. Though once common, no new forms in -ways are being created, -wise being preferred.

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