- ( US ) IPA: /pæθ/
- ( UK ) IPA: /pɑːθ/, /pæθ/
- Rhymes: -ɑːθ
- ( concrete ):
- ( abstract )
- a metaphorical course .
- a method or direction of proceeding .
- ( graph theory ) a sequence of vertices from one vertex to another using the arcs ( edges ). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once ( unless it is a closed path, where only the first and the last vertex are the same ) .
- ( topology ) a continuous map f from the unit interval I = [0,1] to a topological space X .
- ( 1 ): track, trail
- Oxford English Dictionary, ( DRAFT REVISION June 2005 )
- path ( pȧth ), n.; pl. paths ( pȧthz ). [AS. pæð, pað; akin to D. pad, G. pfad, of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. πάτος, Skr. patha, path. √21.]
1. A trodden way; a footway.
The dewy paths of meadows we will tread. Dryden.
2. A way, course, or track, in which anything moves or has moved; route; passage; an established way; as, “the path of a meteor, of a caravan, of a storm, of a pestilence”. Also used figuratively, of a course of life or action.
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth. Ps. xxv. 10.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Gray.
- Path ( pȧth ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pathed ( pȧthd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Pathing.] To make a path in, or on ( something ), or for ( some one ). [R.] “Pathing young Henry's unadvised ways.” Drayton.
- Path, v. i. To walk or go. [R.] Shak.
Old English pæþ, from Proto-Germanic *paþaz ( cf. West Frisian paad, Dutch pad, German Pfad ), from Scytho-Sarmatian ( compare Avestan pɑntɑ, gen. pɑθɑ 'way', Old Persian pɑthi- ), from Proto-Indo-European *pent- ( compare English find ). More at find .
By Wiktionary ( 2012/06/13 00:40 UTC Version )
From Ancient Greek πάθος ( pathos, “suffering” ) .
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