Wayfaring tree(Bot.), a European shrub (Viburnum lantana) having large ovate leaves and dense cymes of small white flowers.American wayfaring tree(Bot.), the

(Way"gate`) n. The tailrace of a mill. Knight.

(Way"-go`ing) a. Going away; departing; of or pertaining to one who goes away.

Way-going crop(Law of Leases), a crop of grain to which tenants for years are sometimes entitled by custom; grain sown in the fall to be reaped at the next harvest; a crop which will not ripen until after the termination of the lease. Burrill.

(Way"-goose`) n. See Wayz- goose, n., 2. [Eng.]

(Wayk) a. Weak. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Way"lay`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waylaid ; p. pr. & vb. n. Waylaying.] [Way + lay.] To lie in wait for; to meet or encounter in the way; especially, to watch for the passing of, with a view to seize, rob, or slay; to beset in ambush.

Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill shall rob those men that we have already waylaid.

She often contrived to waylay him in his walks.
Sir W. Scott.

(Way"lay`er) n. One who waylays another.

(Way"less), a. Having no road or path; pathless.

(Way"le*way) interj. See Welaway. [Obs.]

(Way"mak`er) n. One who makes a way; a precursor. [R.] Bacon.

(Way"mark`) n. A mark to guide in traveling.

(Way"ment) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waymented; p. pr. & vb. n. Waymenting.] [OE. waymenten, OF. waimenter, gaimenter, guaimenter, from wai, guai, woe! (of Teutonic origin; see Woe) and L. lamentari to lament. See Lament.] To lament; to grieve; to wail. [Written also waiment.] [Obs.]

Thilke science . . . maketh a man to waymenten.

For what boots it to weep and wayment,
When ill is chanced?

(Way"ment), n. Grief; lamentation; mourning. [Written also waiment.] [Obs.] Spenser.

- ways
(-ways) A suffix formed from way by the addition of the adverbial -s It is often used interchangeably with wise; as, endways or endwise; noways or nowise, etc.

Way shaft
(Way" shaft`)

1. (Mach.) A rock shaft.

2. (Mining) An interior shaft, usually one connecting two levels. Raymond.

(Way"fare`), n. The act of journeying; travel; passage. [Obs.] Holland.

(Way"far`er) n. One who travels; a traveler; a passenger.

(Way"far`ing), a. Traveling; passing; being on a journey. "A wayfaring man." Judg. xix. 17.

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