Definition of On the way

1. Adverb. On a route to some place. "We saw him on the way to California"

Exact synonyms: En Route

Definition of On the way

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) coming, approaching ¹

2. Adverb. Whilst travelling ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of On The Way

on the tap
on the tip of one's tongue
on the toss of a coin
on the town
on the trot
on the turps
on the up
on the up-and-up
on the up and up
on the uptake
on the verge
on the wagon
on the wane
on the warpath
on the watch
on the way (current term)
on the whole
on the wing
on their own(p)
on thin ice
on tilt
on time
on tiptoe
on to
on top
on top of
on top of that
on top of the world
on tour
on tow

Literary usage of On the way

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1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (1904)
"on the way he was told of the death of his brother-in-law, Anatole, and of the death of Prince Andrey. ON the 30th Pierre returned to Moscow. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"For the oil spoken of by St. James, v, 14, see EXTREME UNCTION. charge of which he left Pizarro. He was shipwrecked on the way, ..."

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