in a way
phrasal 1. within limits ; with reservations 2. from one point of view

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in a way — {adv. phr.} 1. also {informal}[in a kind of way] or {informal}[in a sort of way] To a certain extent; a little; somewhat. * /I like Jane in a way, but she is very proud./ Compare: AFTER A FASHION, MORE OR LESS. 2. In one thing. * /In a way, this… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a way — {adv. phr.} 1. also {informal}[in a kind of way] or {informal}[in a sort of way] To a certain extent; a little; somewhat. * /I like Jane in a way, but she is very proud./ Compare: AFTER A FASHION, MORE OR LESS. 2. In one thing. * /In a way, this… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In the way — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in a sense — {adv. phr.} In some ways but not in all; somewhat. * /Mr. Smith said our school is the best in the state, and in a sense that is true./ * /In a sense, arithmetic is a language./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a sense — {adv. phr.} In some ways but not in all; somewhat. * /Mr. Smith said our school is the best in the state, and in a sense that is true./ * /In a sense, arithmetic is a language./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a kind of way — See: IN A WAY(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a sort of way — See: IN A WAY(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a kind of way — See: IN A WAY(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a sort of way — See: IN A WAY(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In the way with — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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