under way: Meaning and Definition of

un'der way'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. (of a ship) no longer in port, at anchor, etc.; moving.
  2. no longer at rest, stationary, etc.; in motion; traveling: We'll put our bags in the car and be under way.
  3. proceeding; in progress: Plans are under way to sell the company.


Pronunciation: (un'dur-wā" for 1 un'dur-wā' for 2), [key]
— adj.
  1. occurring while under way: the underway activities on a cruise ship.
  2. See(def. 1).
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