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 finished.
Cricket. a run made on a ball not struck by the batsman.
something subsidiary, secondary, or out of the way.
by the bye, by the way; incidentally:
By the bye, how do you spell your name?
Also, by the by.
(sport) the situation in which a player or team in an eliminatory contest wins a preliminary round by virtue of having no opponent
(golf) one or more holes of a stipulated course that are left unplayed after the match has been decided
(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
something incidental or secondary
by the bye, incidentally; by the way: used as a sentence connector
(Brit, informal) goodbye
past; gone by; earlier; former: The faded photograph brought memories of bygone days. Usually, bygones. that which is past: Let’s not talk of bygones. let bygones be bygones, to decide to forget past disagreements; become reconciled: Let’s let bygones be bygones and be friends again. Contemporary Examples Lieberman’s Empty Promises Jane Hamsher November 9, 2008 […]
noun (Scot) a variant spelling of bike2 Historical Examples The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion With Those of General Napoleon Smith S. R. Crockett David Elginbrod George MacDonald
bykt but you knew that
bykta but you knew that already