path n.; pl. paths
1. A trodden way; a footway.
The dewy paths of meadows we will tread. --Dryden.
2. A way, course, or track, in which anything moves or has moved; route; passage; an established way; as, the path of a meteor, of a caravan, of a storm, of a pestilence. Also used figuratively, of a course of life or action.
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth. --Ps. xxv. 10.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave. --Gray.