Very vs. Way

Very vs. Way — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Very and Way

Veryadverb

In a high degree; extremely

very happy.very much admired.

Waynoun

A road, path, or highway affording passage from one place to another.

Veryadverb

Truly; absolutely

the very best advice.attended the very same schools.

Waynoun

An opening affording passage

This door is the only way into the attic.

Veryadverb

Very Used in titles

the Very Reverend Jane Smith.

Waynoun

Space to proceed

cleared the way for the parade.

Veryadjective

Complete; absolute

at the very end of his career.

Waynoun

Opportunity to advance

opened the way to peace.

Veryadjective

Being the same; identical

That is the very question she asked yesterday.

Waynoun

A course that is or may be used in going from one place to another

tried to find the shortest way home.

Veryadjective

Being particularly suitable or appropriate

the very item needed to increase sales.

Waynoun

Progress or travel along a certain route or in a specific direction

on her way north.

Veryadjective

Used to emphasize the importance of what is specified

The very mountains shook.

Waynoun

often ways (Used with a sing. verb) Informal Distance

The travelers have come a long way. That village is a good ways off.

Veryadjective

Being nothing more than what is specified; mere

The very act of riding in the car made him dizzy.

Waynoun

A course of conduct or action

tried to take the easy way out of the mess he was in.

Veryadjective

(Archaic) Genuine; true

"Like very sanctity, she did approach" (Shakespeare).

Waynoun

A manner or method of doing something

several ways of solving this problem.had no way to reach her.

Veryadjective

True, real, actual.

The fierce hatred of a very woman.The very blood and bone of our grammar.He tried his very best.

Waynoun

Used with a personal pronoun as the object of various verbs to indicate progress toward an objective

elbowed his way through the crowd.talked my way into the club.worked his way into a better job.

Veryadjective

The same; identical.

He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.That's the very tool that I need.

Waynoun

A usual or habitual manner or mode of being, living, or acting

the American way of life.

Veryadjective

With limiting effect: mere.

Waynoun

An individual or personal manner of behaving, acting, or doing

Have it your own way.

Veryadverb

To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

You’re drinking very slowly.That dress is very you.

Waynoun

A specific direction

He glanced my way.

Veryadverb

True, truly.

Waynoun

A participant. Often used in combination

a three-way conversation.

Veryadverb

(with superlatives) Used to firmly establish that nothing else surpasses in some respect.

He was the very best runner there.

Waynoun

An aspect, particular, or feature

resembles his father in many ways.in no way comparable.

Veryadjective

precisely as stated;

the very center of town

Waynoun

Nature or category

not much in the way of a plot.

Veryadjective

being the exact same one; not any other:;

this is the identical room we stayed in beforethe themes of his stories are one and the samesaw the selfsame quotation in two newspaperson this very spotthe very thing he said yesterdaythe very man I want to see

Waynoun

Freedom to do as one wishes

if I had my way.

Veryadjective

used to give emphasis to the relevance of the thing modified;

his very name struck terrorcaught in the very act

Waynoun

An aptitude or facility

She certainly does have a way with words.

Veryadjective

used to give emphasis;

the very essence of artistic expression is inventionthe very back of the room

Waynoun

A state or condition

He is in a bad way financially.

Veryadverb

used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;

she was very giftedhe played very wella really enjoyable eveningI'm real sorry about ita rattling good yarn

Waynoun

Vicinity

Drop in when you're out our way.

Veryadverb

precisely so;

on the very next pagehe expected the very opposite

Waynoun

often ways A longitudinal strip on a surface that serves to guide a moving machine part.

Waynoun

ways (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Nautical The structure on which a ship is built and from which it slides when launched.

Wayadverb

(Informal) By a great distance or to a great degree; far

way off base.way too expensive.

Wayadverb

(Slang) Very; extremely

"Can they really make a car that's way cool?" (Fortune).

Wayadverb

(Informal) From this place; away

Go way.

Wayadverb

(Informal) Used in response to no way to indicate affirmation contradicting a negative assertion.

Waynoun

(heading) To do with a place or places.

Waynoun

A road, a direction, a (physical or conceptual) path from one place to another.

Do you know the way to the airport?Come this way and I'll show you a shortcut.It's a long way from here.

Waynoun

A means to enter or leave a place.

We got into the cinema through the back way.

Waynoun

A roughly-defined geographical area.

If you're ever 'round this way, come over and visit me.

Waynoun

A method or manner of doing something; a mannerism.

You're going about it the wrong way.He's known for his quirky ways.I don't like the way she looks at me.

Waynoun

A state or condition

When I returned home, I found my house and belongings in a most terrible way.

Waynoun

(heading) Personal interaction.

Waynoun

Possibility (usually in the phrases 'any way' and 'no way').

There's no way I'm going to clean up after you.

Waynoun

Determined course; resolved mode of action or conduct.

My little sister always whines until she gets her way.

Waynoun

(paganism) A tradition within the modern pagan faith of Heathenry, dedication to a specific deity or craft, Way of wyrd, Way of runes, Way of Thor etc.

Waynoun

(nautical) Speed, progress, momentum.

Waynoun

A degree, an amount, a sense.

In a large way, crocodiles and alligators are similar.

Waynoun

Acknowledges that a task has been done well, chiefly in expressions of sarcastic congratulation.

Way to ruin the moment, guys.

Waynoun

(plural only) The timbers of shipyard stocks that slope into the water and along which a ship or large boat is launched.

Waynoun

(plural only) The longitudinal guiding surfaces on the bed of a planer, lathe, etc. along which a table or carriage moves.

Waynoun

The letter for the w sound in Pitman shorthand.

Wayinterjection

(only in reply to no way) yes; it is true; it is possible

Wayverb

(obsolete) To travel.

Wayadverb

Much.

I'm way too tired to do that.I'm a way better singer than Emma.

Wayadverb

Very.

I'm way tiredString theory is way cool, except for the math.

Wayadverb

(informal) Far.

I used to live way over there.The farmhouse is way down the bottom of the hill.

Waynoun

how something is done or how it happens;

her dignified mannerhis rapid manner of talkingtheir nomadic mode of existencein the characteristic New York stylea lonely way of lifein an abrasive fashion

Waynoun

how a result is obtained or an end is achieved;

a means of controlan example is the best agency of instructionthe true way to success

Waynoun

a journey or passage;

they are on the way

Waynoun

the condition of things generally;

that's the way it isI felt the same way

Waynoun

a course of conduct;

the path of virtuewe went our separate waysour paths in life led us apartgenius usually follows a revolutionary path

Waynoun

any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another;

he said he was looking for the way out

Waynoun

a line leading to a place or point;

he looked the other directiondidn't know the way home

Waynoun

the property of distance in general;

it's a long way to Moscowhe went a long ways

Waynoun

doing as one pleases or chooses;

if I had my way

Waynoun

a general category of things; used in the expression `in the way of';

they didn't have much in the way of clothing

Waynoun

space for movement;

room to passmake way forhardly enough elbow room to turn around

Waynoun

a portion of something divided into shares;

the split the loot three ways

Wayadverb

to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States);

way over budgetway off basethe other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on