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bye 1

also by  (bī)
n.
1. A secondary matter; a side issue.
2. Sports The position of one who draws no opponent for a round in a tournament and so advances to the next round.
Idiom:
by the bye/by
By the way; incidentally.

[From by.]

bye 2

 (bī)
interj.
Used to express farewell.

[Short for goodbye.]

bye

(baɪ)
n
1. (Individual Sports, other than specified) sport the situation in which a player or team in an eliminatory contest wins a preliminary round by virtue of having no opponent
2. (Golf) golf one or more holes of a stipulated course that are left unplayed after the match has been decided
3. (Cricket) cricket a run scored off a ball not struck by the batsman: allotted to the team as an extra and not to the individual batsman. See also leg bye
4. something incidental or secondary
5. by the bye incidentally; by the way: used as a sentence connector
[C16: a variant of by]

bye

or

bye-bye

sentence substitute
informal Brit goodbye

bye1

(baɪ)

n. Also, by.
1. (in a tournament) the preferential status of a player or team not paired with a competitor in an early round and thus automatically advanced to play in the next round.
2. something subsidiary or secondary.
adj. Idioms:
by the bye, by the way; incidentally.
[1710–20; variant sp. of by1 in its n. sense “side way”]

bye2

or by

(baɪ)

interj.
[by shortening]

bye-

var. of by-: bye-election.

bye

A run not struck by the bat and allotted to extras.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bye - you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
conceding, concession, yielding - the act of conceding or yielding
2.bye - a farewell remarkbye - a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes"
farewell, word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
Translations

bye

1 [baɪ] EXCL (= goodbye) → adiós, hasta luego, chao or chau (esp LAm)
bye for now!¡hasta luego!

bye

2 [baɪ] N
1. (Sport) → bye m
to have a byepasar a la segunda eliminatoria por sorteo
2. by the byepor cierto, a propósito

bye

[ˈbaɪ] exclau revoir!, salut!
bye bye → au revoir!, salut!bye-law [ˈbaɪlɔː]
see bylawby-election [ˈbaɪɪlɛkʃən] n (British)élection f (législative) partielle

bye

interj (inf)tschüs(s); bye for now!bis bald!

bye

[baɪ] excl (fam) (also bye-bye) → ciao!, arrivederci
References in classic literature ?
But he was not thinking of them nor of anything but a certain spring day when the bees were humming in the clematis; when a girl was saying good bye to him.
in these latter words, by the bye, there were symptoms of a change from his sudden harshness into his previous benignity of manner.
Very good, then; good bye now, and I'll call again in a minute.
You only understand what you want; Tom understands cost and come to; and there may be some end to money, bye and bye if we don't let somebody do that.
And so we started, and everybody gave us a good- bye and waved their handkerchiefs or helmets.
By the bye, that is almost enough to put one out of conceit with a niece.
Perhaps it is about Miss Williams and, by the bye, I dare say it is, because he looked so conscious when I mentioned her.
By the bye," the Marchioness asked him, "have you a Christian name?
After vainly attempting strange music on him, Collins found that he could sing, and would sing, "God Save the King" and "Sweet Bye and Bye.
Jawn," she said, sentimentally, "Missis Murphy's little bye is lost.
His astonishment was a delightful testimony to your reputation, by the bye.
Marian never left me before," she said, "without bidding me good- bye.