There are 2 definitions of bye in English:

bye1

Syllabification: bye

noun

  • 1The transfer of a competitor directly to the next round of a competition in the absence of an assigned opponent.
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    • All 16 seeded players received byes into the second round.
    • Where's the justice in eliminating more non-league teams in the qualifying rounds than is necessary, only for league clubs to be given byes in the first round proper of the competition?
    • Again, there would be a two-day playoff, but without byes.
  • 2 Golf One or more holes remaining unplayed after the match has been decided.

Phrases

by the bye

variant spelling of by the by (see by).

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting a side issue or incidental matter): from the noun by.

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There are 2 definitions of bye in English:

bye2

Syllabification: bye

exclamation

informal
  • short for goodbye.
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    • I have decided that I have run out of adjectives or maybe never had any in the first place so bye for now.
    • Well, my mom's calling me because we're going to the hospital to visit my grandma, so bye for now, and pray I don't upset her.
    • But anyway, you've probably got better things to do than listen to me rant, so bye for now.

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