The definition of bye is something that is not as important, or advancing to the next round in a competition without having to play an opponent.(noun)
When a football team has an off week and then advances to play a new team next week, this is an example of a bye week.
See bye in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: var. of by
See bye in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From by1.
Origin: Short for goodbye.
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