-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.