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Dictionary Definition

bye

Noun

1 you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round" [syn: pass]
2 a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes" [syn: adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The position of a person or team in a tournament or competition who draws no opponent in a particular round so advances to the next round unopposed, or is awarded points for a win in a league table; also the phantom opponent of such a person or team.
    Craig's Crew plays the bye next week.
  2. An extra scored when the batsmen take runs after the ball has passed the striker without hitting either the bat or the batsman.

Interjection

  1. Shortened form of goodbye.

See also

Translations

short for goodbye

Extensive Definition

Bye may refer to:
  • Bye (cricket), a special type of run scored in the game of cricket
  • Bye (sports), when a player or team is allowed to advance to the next round of a playoff tournament without playing
  • Goodbye, a traditional farewell phrase
  • A surname, originally meaning to live on a bend of a road or river
  • "Bye," a song by Elliott Smith from his 2000 album Figure 8
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