Midway vs Thread - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between midway and thread

is that midway is the middle; the midst while thread is a long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.

As a adjective midway

is being in the middle of the way or distance; middle.

As a adverb midway

is halfway; equidistant from either end point; in the middle between two points.

As a verb thread is

to put thread through.

midway

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The middle; the midst.
  • A middle way or manner; a mean or middle course between extremes.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * Milton
  • Paths indirect, or in the midway faint.
  • (US) The part of a fair or circus where rides, entertainments, and booths are concentrated.
  • (US) The widest aisle in the middle of an industrial complex (such as railroad shops or a coach yard) along which various buildings are aligned
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Being in the middle of the way or distance; middle.
  • Adverb

    (-)
  • Halfway; equidistant from either end point; in the middle between two points
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Phil Dawkes , title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=It shell-shocked the home crowd, who quickly demanded a response, which came midway through the half and in emphatic fashion.}}

    thread

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./1/2
  • , passage=He walked. To the corner of Hamilton Place and Picadilly, and there stayed for a while, for it is a romantic station by night. The vague and careless rain looked like threads of gossamer silver passing across the light of the arc-lamps.}}
  • A theme or idea.
  • A screw thread.
  • A sequence of connections.
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  • The line midway between the banks of a stream.
  • (label) A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, generally expected to share memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.
  • (label) A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, all but the first replies to previous messages in the thread.
  • A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.
  • (label) Composition; quality; fineness.
  • * (Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
  • A neat courtier, / Of a most elegant thread .

    Synonyms

    * (theme) topic

    Derived terms

    * hang by a thread * quadruple thread * screw thread * thread count * thread necromancy * thread pool * threadbare * threader * thready

    Verb

  • To put thread through.
  • thread a needle
  • To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).
  • I think I can thread my way through here, but it’s going to be tight.
  • * 2013 , Ben Smith, "[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24503988]", BBC Sport , 19 October 2013:
  • Picking the ball up in his own half, Januzaj threaded a 40-yard pass into the path of Rooney to slice Southampton open in the blink of an eye.
  • To screw on, to fit the s of a nut on a bolt
  • Derived terms

    * threaded (as adjective) * multithreaded

    Anagrams

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    See also

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