AskDefine | Define pathway

Dictionary Definition



1 a bundle of mylenated nerve fibers following a path through the brain [syn: nerve pathway, tract, nerve tract]
2 a trodden path [syn: footpath]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A footpath or other path or track
  2. A sequence of biochemical compounds, and the reactions linking them, that describe a process in metabolism or catabolism

Extensive Definition


Path may also refer to:
  • Course (navigation), the intended path of a vehicle over the surface of the Earth
  • Trail, footpath, or bicycle way in rural or urban settings
  • Sidewalk running along the edge of a road, in some varieties of English
  • Golden Path (Dune), a metaphysical theme from Frank Herbert's Dune novels
In mathematics:
In computing:
  • Path (computing), in computer file systems, the human-readable address of a resource
  • Clipping path, a computer image outlining option to remove background and create transparency
In music:
  • The Path, seventh studio album by English acoustic roots duo Show of Hands
  • "Path Vol.2" is a 2000 single by Apocalyptica from their album Cult


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See also

  • Pathé, various businesses founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France
pathway in Danish: Sti
pathway in German: PATH
pathway in French: Chemin
pathway in Korean: 패스
pathway in Dutch: Pad
pathway in Portuguese: Caminho
pathway in Simple English: Path

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alameda, beaten path, beaten track, berm, bicycle path, boardwalk, bridle path, catwalk, esplanade, fastwalk, foot pavement, footpath, footway, garden path, groove, hiking trail, mall, parade, path, prado, promenade, public walk, run, runway, rut, sidewalk, towing path, towpath, track, trail, trottoir, walk, walkway
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