bygone; earlier; former; past.
a past participle of bypass.
Rare. a simple past tense of bypass.
a road enabling motorists to avoid a city or other heavy traffic points or to drive around an obstruction.
a secondary pipe or other channel connected with a main passage, as for conducting a liquid or gas around a fixture, pipe, or appliance.
Electricity, shunt (def 9).
a surgical procedure in which a diseased or obstructed hollow organ is temporarily or permanently circumvented.
Compare coronary bypass, gastric bypass, heart-lung machine, intestinal bypass.
to avoid (an obstruction, city, etc.) by following a bypass.
to cause (fluid or gas) to follow a secondary pipe or bypass.
to neglect to consult or to ignore the opinion or decision of:
He bypassed the foreman and took his grievance straight to the owner.
Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated Sir Walter Scott
Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, No. 440 Various
Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4) Jules Bonnet
a main road built to avoid a city or other congested area
any system of pipes or conduits for redirecting the flow of a liquid
a means of redirecting the flow of a substance around an appliance through which it would otherwise pass
the redirection of blood flow, either to avoid a diseased blood vessel or in order to perform heart surgery See coronary bypass
(as modifier): bypass surgery
an electrical circuit, esp one containing a capacitor, connected in parallel around one or more components, providing an alternative path for certain frequencies
(as modifier): a bypass capacitor
verb (transitive) -passes, -passing, -passed, -past
to go around or avoid (a city, obstruction, problem, etc)
to cause (traffic, fluid, etc) to go through a bypass
to proceed without reference to (regulations, a superior, etc); get round; avoid
A passage created surgically to divert the flow of blood or other bodily fluid or to circumvent an obstructed or diseased organ.
a private path or an indirect or secondary course or means; byway. Historical Examples Audrey Mary Johnston Elsie’s Journey on Inland Waters Martha Finley The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition Rudyard Kipling Criminal Psychology Hans Gross Grace Harlowe’s Junior Year at High School Jessie Graham Flower Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez Notes […]
an action or speech carried on to the side while the main action proceeds, especially on the stage. Historical Examples Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone The History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century Leo Wiener The […]
a secondary or incidental product, as in a process of manufacture. the result of another action, often unforeseen or unintended. Contemporary Examples What Makes Women Happy? Marisa Meltzer February 20, 2010 The SEC Can’t Make CEOs Care About Their Employees Daniel Gross September 18, 2013 Lance Bass Launches a Comeback Ramin Setoodeh August 1, 2011 […]
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