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1    footpath, footway, pathway, towpath, track, trail, walkway     (chiefly U.S.)  
2    avenue, course, direction, passage, procedure, road, route, track, walk, way  
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  ( paths    plural  )
1       n-count   A path is a long strip of ground which people walk along to get from one place to another.  
We followed the path along the clifftops..., Feet had worn a path in the rock..., He went up the garden path to knock on the door.     
2       n-count   Your path is the space ahead of you as you move along.  
usu poss N  
A group of reporters blocked his path...     
3       n-count   The path of something is the line which it moves along in a particular direction.  
with poss  
He stepped without looking into the path of a reversing car.     
4       n-count   A path that you take is a particular course of action or way of achieving something.  
oft N of/to n   (=road, route)  
The opposition appear to have chosen the path of cooperation rather than confrontation...     
5       n-count   You can say that something is in your path or blocking your path to mean that it is preventing you from doing or achieving what you want.  
usu with poss   (=way)  
The Church of England put a serious obstacle in the path of women who want to become priests.     
6    If you cross someone's path or if your paths cross, you meet them by chance.  
sb's paths cross/cross sb's path      phrase   V inflects  
It was highly unlikely that their paths would cross again...     

bridle path        ( bridle paths    plural  ) , bridlepath   A bridle path is a path intended for people riding horses.      n-count   (=bridleway)  
cycle path        ( cycle paths    plural  ) A cycle path is a special path on which people can travel by bicycle separately from motor vehicles.      n-count  

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Consulter aussi:

patch, pat, pathos, patchy

cross paths v.
meet; cross each other's lives; be brought together
E.g.:They crossed paths fifteen years ago and they are best friends since then.

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Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Synonymes
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
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