There are 2 definitions of bye in English:


Syllabification: bye


1The transfer of a competitor directly to the next round of a competition in the absence of an assigned opponent.
More example sentences
  • 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.


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


by the bye

variant spelling of by the by (see by).

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Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up

There are 2 definitions of bye in English:


Syllabification: bye


Short for goodbye.
More example sentences
  • 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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