path

noun plural paths, (C)
1 TRACK a track that people walk along over an area of ground: I walked nervously up the path towards the front door. | A path had been worn across the grass.
2 WAY THROUGH STH a way through something, that is made by opening a space to allow you to move forward: The crowd moved aside to make a path for them.
(+ through): They used axes to clear a path through the jungle.
3 DIRECTION the direction or line along which someone or something moves: Sherman's army burned and looted everything that lay in its path. | the orbital path of the moon around the earth
4 PLAN what you intend to do over a long period of time: a career path
(+ to): Shamira saw a college degree as her path to independence.
5 sb's paths cross if two people's paths cross, they meet by chance: Our paths did not cross again until 1941.
—see also: beat a path (to sb's door) beat 1 (23), lead sb up the garden path lead 1 (18), stand in sb's way/path stand 1 (42) pathetic adjective
1 something or someone that is pathetic is so useless, unsuccessful, or badly done that they annoy you: You're pathetic! Here, let me do it. | It's a pretty pathetic computer, basically. | Vic made a pathetic attempt to apologise.
2 making you feel pity or sympathy: a pathetic sight
— pathetically /-kli/ adverb

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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