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bye

secondary matter; side issue; short for good-bye; incidentally: By the bye, how was the dinner?
Not to be confused with:
buy – purchase: buy a car; to acquire by exchange or concession; to bribe: to buy votes; to accept or believe: I don’t buy that story.
by – next to; close to; a house by the sea; through the authority of: a study by the EPA; according to: a lousy movie by anyone’s standards; no later than: I’m usually home by late afternoon.
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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.]
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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
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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.
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bye

A run not struck by the bat and allotted to extras.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bye

[ˈbaɪ] exclau revoir!, salut!
bye bye → au revoir!, salut!bye-law [ˈbaɪlɔː]
see bylawby-election [ˈbaɪɪlɛkʃən] n (British)élection f (législative) partielle
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bye

interj (inf)tschüs(s); bye for now!bis bald!
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bye

[baɪ] excl (fam) (also bye-bye) → ciao!, arrivederci
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Good- bye. [He shakes hands as if he were consoling a frightened child, and makes for the door].
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." Many hours of many days were spent in the quest.
"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."
After him would the bye be named." She leaned over the window-sill and looked down at the hurrying and bustle below.
"'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. He was evidently not used to these invasions."
It was Semiramis; she had come to say good- bye. Was it in nature not to be touched?
'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.'
On opening day 12 matches were played and four byes were given.
Four teams have byes at this stage in each competition.