Official name Belarus. Formerly White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in E Europe, N of Ukraine: formerly a part of the Soviet Union. 80,154 sq. mi. (207,600 sq. km).
a region in the W part of former czarist Russia.
a variant spelling of Belarus
of or relating to Byelorussia, its people, or their language. a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia. an East Slavic language, spoken by the inhabitants of Byelorussia and written in the Cyrillic alphabet. Compare Slavic (def 1). adjective, noun a variant spelling of Belarussian
a city in E Poland. noun a Russian name for Białystok noun a city in E Poland: belonged to Prussia (1795–1807) and to Russia (1807–1919). Pop: 315 000 (2005 est) Russian name Belostok
noun a city in W central Russia. Pop: 65 000 (2005 est)
Sports. 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: The top three seeded players received byes in the first round. Golf. the holes of a stipulated course still unplayed after the match is […]