Meaning of bye by Wiktionary Dictionary
- IPA: /baɪ/
- Rhymes: -aɪ
- Homophone: bi, buy, by
- ( 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 .
- ( cricket ) An extra scored when the batsmen take runs after the ball has passed the striker without hitting either the bat or the batsman .
- Bye ( bī ), n.
1. A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.; as in on or upon the bye, i. e., in passing; indirectly; by implication. [Obs. except in the phrase by the bye.]
The Synod of Dort condemneth upon the bye even the discipline of the Church of England. Fuller.
2. ( Cricket ) A run made upon a missed ball; as, “to steal a bye”. T. Hughes.
3. In various sports in which the contestants are drawn in pairs, the position or turn of one left with no opponent in consequence of an odd number being engaged; as, “to draw a bye in a round of a tennis tournament”.
4. ( Golf ) The hole or holes of a stipulated course remaining unplayed at the end of a match.
By the bye, in passing; by way of digression; apropos to the matter in hand. [Written also by the by.]
- Bye ( bī ) n. [AS. bȳ; cf. Icel. bygð dwelling, byggja, būa, to dwell √97.]
1. A dwelling. Gibson.
2. In certain games, a station or place of an individual player. Emerson.
bye ( plural: byes )
Alternative forms .
By Wiktionary ( 2010/10/01 20:56 UTC Version )
Abbreviation of goodbye .
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