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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 ?
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.
Jawn, 'tis the same age our little bye would have been if we had had one six years ago.
Tis an awful thing for a bit of a bye to be lost in this great big city.
If the bye we never had is strayed and stole, by the powers, call him Phelan, and see him hide out under the bed like a mangy pup.
His astonishment was a delightful testimony to your reputation, by the bye.
Good-bye'--said Dolly--with as pleasant a smile as if he were going into the next street, and were coming back to supper; 'good- bye.
Four teams have byes at this stage in each competition.
25 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is closing in on a unique record - the stumper to let go of the most byes in cricket.
Both teams were awarded byes through the first round of the Southern Section playoffs this week.
Annes bye; Leigh v Northern; Farnworth bye; Westhoughton v Lytham; Eagley bye; Harris Park v Ribblesdale Wanderers; Roe Green,Blackpool byes; Leyland v Lancaster; Egerton,Netherfield byes.
CORVALLIS - The Beavers probably would like to say bye-bye to the byes.