bye

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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 terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened form of goodbye.

Interjection[edit]

bye

  1. (colloquial) Goodbye.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms.

Preposition[edit]

bye

  1. Obsolete spelling of by.

Noun[edit]

bye

  1. Obsolete spelling of bee.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

bye

  1. plural form of by

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bye

Interjection[edit]

bye !

  1. bye
    Allez bye ! À la revoyure.