path-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a chosen course of action or conduct

Commentary: PATH[+action][+behavior][+conduct][+chosen]

The small nation has followed a gradual, steady path to economic liberalization.
John's brother took the difficult path of becoming a professional opera singer.
Water will travel the path of least resistance. (it's behavior 'chooses' the lowest points)
He steered us onto the path of righteousness.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an established course or route to travel on

Commentary: PATH[+form][+physical][+structure][+route][+established][+of_travel]

Our town put in a bike path along the old railway bed.
The study showed that new neural paths were established after damage to the brain tissue.
We followed an old cow path through the woods.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 3: the trajectory along which something is moving

Commentary: PATH[+location][+spatial][+trajectory][+moving]

Satellite imagery shows the path of the hurricane to be heading towards Cuba.
The evil troll blocked the path of the knight as he approached the bridge.
In baseball, the path of a knuckle ball is very hard for a batter to follow with his eyes.
The pilot announced our flight path today would take us over Lake Superior.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: an ordering directive to search for computer files

Commentary: PATH[+entity][+symbolic][+information][+directive][+ordering][+search][+for_file][+computer]

The new application needs to be added to your path in order to run it.
I removed some old directories from my path.
Your path is first trying to find /usr/bin and then /usr/local/mystuff

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1d