Bye meaning

(sports) The position of one who draws no opponent for a round in a tournament and so advances to the next round.
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Of secondary importance.
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Used to express farewell.
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Something incidental or secondary.
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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.

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.

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(sports) The position of a person or team in a tournament or competition who draws no opponent in a particular round so advances to the next round unopposed, or is awarded points for a win in a league table; also the phantom opponent of such a person or team.

Craig's Crew plays the bye next week.

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(cricket) An extra scored when the batsmen take runs after the ball has passed the striker without hitting either the bat or the batsman.
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(colloquial) Goodbye.
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Obsolete spelling of by.
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Obsolete spelling of bee.
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(informal) Goodbye: used when the speaker or addressee is departing.
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A secondary matter; a side issue.
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(cricket) A run made on a bowled ball that the batsman does not touch.
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by the bye
  • By the way; incidentally.
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by the bye
  • incidentally; by the by
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bye
Plural:
byes

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

by the bye
by the bye

Origin of bye

  • Short for goodbye

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From by

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant form of by, from Old English (being near).

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened form of goodbye.

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of goodbye.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alternative forms.

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