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wayside Syllabification: way·side
Pronunciation: /ˈwāˌsīd/

Definition of wayside in English:


The edge of a road.
Example sentences
  • National Park chiefs are becoming increasingly concerned over the growing number of metal boundary markers and village signs which are disappearing from waysides and village entrances.
  • I'm ashamed of the state of the litter-strewn waysides and wonder what visitors to this country must think of us.
  • A look at a mother in a sprawling Mumbai slum breastfeeding an infant while two more infants doze off awaiting their turn; kids running along the beach in gay abandon; a child in a deep sleep by the wayside on a torn blanket oblivious to the coins donated by generous passers-by... all make compelling viewing.


fall by the wayside
Fail to persist in an endeavor or undertaking: many readers will fall by the wayside as the terminology becomes more complicated
[With biblical allusion to Luke 8:5]
More example sentences
  • I would be bitterly disappointed if the scheme fell by the wayside.
  • It was a good idea, but it just fell by the wayside.
  • Tradition also fell by the wayside when councillors nominated two members to serve as deputy mayor, causing a ballot.

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