Last modified on 9 April 2015, at 23:20

bye

See also: 'bye

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

bye (plural byes)

  1. (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.
  2. (cricket) An extra scored when the batsmen take runs after the ball has passed the striker without hitting either the bat or the batsman.
  3. (obsolete) A dwelling.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gibson to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.
    • Fuller
      The Synod of Dort condemneth upon the bye even the discipline of the Church of England.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Shortened form of goodbye.

InterjectionEdit

bye

  1. (colloquial) Goodbye.
Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

Alternative forms.

PrepositionEdit

bye

  1. obsolete spelling of by

NounEdit

bye

  1. obsolete spelling of bee

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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

bye

  1. plural form of by

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bye

InterjectionEdit

bye !

  1. bye
    Allez bye ! À la revoyure.