(1)   A course of conduct
"The path of virtue"
"We went our separate ways"
"Our paths in life led us apart"
"Genius usually follows a revolutionary path"
(2)   A way especially designed for a particular use
(3)   An established line of travel or access
(4)   A line or route along which something travels or moves
"The hurricane demolished houses in its path"
"The track of an animal"
"The course of the river"


, from West *paþaz, an early borrowing from an Iranian language (Avestan pɑntɑ, gen. pɑθɑ 'way', Old Persian pɑthi-), in which case it would be derived from the same Indo-European root as English (namely). Cognate with Dutch , German .


    1. a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
    2. a course taken.
    3. A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.
    1. a metaphorical course.
    2. a method or direction of proceeding.
    3. a sequence (in the graph theory) 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).