noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Middle English wayes, from genitive of 1way Date: 1580 way 6 <
a long ways from home

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • -ways — A suffix formed from way by the addition of the adverbial s (see { wards}). It is often used interchangeably with wise; as, endways or endwise; noways or nowise, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ways — [wāz] pl.n. [with sing. v.] Informal WAY (n. 10) …   English World dictionary

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