(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.Shak.
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.Chaucer.
For what boots it to weep and wayment,Spenser.
When ill is chanced?
(Way"ment), n. Grief; lamentation; mourning. [Written also waiment.] [Obs.] Spenser.
(-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.
1. (Mach.) A rock shaft.
2. (Mining) An interior shaft, usually one connecting two levels. Raymond.