(Way"side`) n. The side of the way; the edge or border of a road or path.

(Way"side`), a. Of or pertaining to the wayside; as, wayside flowers. "A wayside inn." Longfellow.

(Way"ward) a. [OE. weiward, for aweiward, i. e., turned away. See Away, and -ward.] Taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse; willful.

My wife is in a wayward mood.

Wayward beauty doth not fancy move.

Wilt thou forgive the wayward thought?

Way"ward*ly, adv.Way"ward*ness, n.

(Way"-wise`) a. Skillful in finding the way; well acquainted with the way or route; wise from having traveled.

(Way"wis`er) n. [Cf. G. wegweiser a waymark, a guide; weg way + weisen to show, direct.] An instrument for measuring the distance which one has traveled on the road; an odometer, pedometer, or perambulator.

The waywiser to a coach, exactly measuring the miles, and showing them by an index.

(Way"wode) n. [Russ. voevoda, or Pol. woiewoda; properly, a leader of an army, a leader in war. Cf. Vaivode.] Originally, the title of a military commander in various Slavonic countries; afterwards applied to governors of towns or provinces. It was assumed for a time by the rulers of Moldavia and Wallachia, who were afterwards called hospodars, and has also been given to some inferior Turkish officers. [Written also vaivode, voivode, waiwode, and woiwode.]

(Way"wode*ship), n. The office, province, or jurisdiction of a waywode.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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