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NOUN (2)

1. you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent;
- Example: "he had a bye in the first round"
[syn: bye, pass]

2. a farewell remark;
- Example: "they said their good-byes"
[syn: adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bye \Bye\ (b[imac]), n. 1. A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.; as in on or upon the bye, i. e., in passing; indirectly; by implication. [Obs. except in the phrase by the bye.] [1913 Webster] The Synod of Dort condemneth upon the bye even the discipline of the Church of England. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cricket) A run made upon a missed ball; as, to steal a bye. --T. Hughes. [1913 Webster] 3. In various sports in which the contestants are drawn in pairs, the position or turn of one left with no opponent in consequence of an odd number being engaged; as, to draw a bye in a round of a tennis tournament. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. (Golf) The hole or holes of a stipulated course remaining unplayed at the end of a match. [1913 Webster] By the bye, in passing; by way of digression; apropos to the matter in hand. [Written also by the by.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bye \Bye\ (b[imac]) n. [AS. b[=y]; cf. Icel. byg[eth] dwelling, byggja, b[=u]a, to dwell [root]97.] 1. A dwelling. --Gibson. [1913 Webster] 2. In certain games, a station or place of an individual player. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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