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P'ATH, noun plural paths. [Gr. to tread.]

1. A way beaten or trodden by the feet of man or beast, or made hard by wheels; that part of a highway on which animals or carriages ordinarily pass; applied to the ground only, and never to a paved street in a city.

2. Any narrow way beaten by the foot.

3. The way, course or track where a body moves in the atmosphere or in space; as the path of a planet or comet; the path of a meteor.

4. A way or passage.

5. Course of life.

He marketh all my paths. Job 33:11.

6. Precepts; rules prescribed.

Uphold my going in thy paths. Psalms 17:4.

7. Course of providential dealings; moral government.

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth to such as keep his covenant. Psalms 25:4.

P'ATH, verb transitive To make a path by treading; to beat a path as in snow.

To push forward; to cause to go; to make way for.

P'ATH, verb intransitive To walk abroad.