bye

Definitions

  • Bye, baby bunting
    Bye, baby bunting
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bye a farewell remark "they said their good-byes"
    • n bye you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent "he had a bye in the first round"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Hush-a-bye, baby Hush-a-bye, baby
GOOD-BYE, OLD FELLOW GOOD-BYE, OLD FELLOW
Good-bye Al, Old Boy Good-bye Al, Old Boy
"GOOD-BYE, JACK" "GOOD-BYE, JACK"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Probably the best known multiple meaning is the hebrew word "SHALOM" which means, alternately, "hello", "good-bye", and "peace"
    • Bye A dwelling.
    • Bye (Cricket) A run made upon a missed ball; as, to steal a bye .
    • Bye 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 byei. e., in passing; indirectly; by implication. "The Synod of Dort condemneth upon the bye even the discipline of the Church of England."
    • Bye In certain games, a station or place of an individual player.
    • Bye 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.
    • Bye (Golf) The hole or holes of a stipulated course remaining unplayed at the end of a match.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bye See by.
    • n bye See by.
    • n bye See by.
    • n bye See by.
    • bye An obsolete spelling of buy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bye anything of minor importance, a side issue, a thing not directly aimed at: the condition of being odd, as opposed to even, the state of being left without a competitor, as in tennis, &c.: in cricket, a run stolen by the batsman on the ball passing the wicket-keeper and long-stop, the batsman not having struck the ball
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Quotations

  • George Sanders
    George Sanders
    “Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Money talks and often just says, Good Bye.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ,; cf. Icel. bygð, dwelling, byggja, būa, to dwell √97

Usage

In literature:

Will you kindly say good-bye to the ladies for me, should I be prevented doing so in person?
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
Why, it's almost a year since we said good-bye to each other!
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Oh, by the bye, there is one thing!
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
Bye-and-bye Perry came back and reported that Sergeant McMaster had fallen and broken his arm.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
There are many things to be talked of before the dreadful good-bye.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
And when he had the place in an uproar, he shouted good-bye and rushed away in a fit of laughter.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Good-byes had been said, why should we rehearse again all the agony of parting?
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Now say good-bye before the chick comes, and go.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Good-bye: take care of yourself for my sake, Nan.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
I must now wish you good-bye, as I expect dear Victoire shortly.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
Bye the bye, Richard has sent you a message.
"Our Bessie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Good-bye, Fern; tell my mother I am sorry to miss her.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Good-bye, dear; I wish you success.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
By the bye, what has become of the O'Briens, Audrey?
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I don't want to say good-bye, if I can help it.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
A year passed around, as years have a way of doing, and found Calmar Bye, the city man, metamorphosed indeed.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
A thousand thanks and good-bye.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
By the bye, as to the General's appearance, you can hardly object to that without bordering on treason.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
Alice said good-bye at the carriage door, but Ben went with them into the coach.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
By the bye, you had better ask them how soon they can let you go.
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In poetry:

The only man I ever loved
Said good bye
And went away
He was killed in Picardy
On a sunny day.
"Poem" by Ernest Hemingway
The Lowlands of Flanders,
Their rivers run so red.
But I must say Good-bye, my dear,
My only dear, I said.
"The Lowlands Of Flanders" by Katharine Tynan
For now I must go sailing
Upon the stormy main;
Good-bye, good-bye, my only Love,
Till I shall come again.
"The Lowlands Of Flanders" by Katharine Tynan
So good-bye!
This is where we end it, you and I.
Life's to live, you know, and death's to die;
So good-bye!
"A Parting" by Edith Nesbit
So I, as I grow stiff and cold
To this and that say Good-bye too;
And everybody sees that I am old
But you.
"A Quoi Bon Dire" by Charlotte Mary Mew
Good-bye, my girl unwilling,
I shall not vex you sore,
For I have taken the shilling
And I come home no more.
"The New Recruit" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Frazier hopes extra work over bye week pays off.
Watch Alabama's defensive backs work through Wednesday's bye week practice (video).
Williams will work through bye.
UM 'hanging on by a thread' entering bye.
OAKLAND, California — Everyone on the outside might be focusing on Peyton Manning setting more records and the Denver Broncos getting an eighth straight win to move a step closer to a first-round bye.
A week ago, the Nittany Lions were in a bye week after beating Illinois and standing at 8-1 and feeling good.
Consider Wednesday's splash of rain like a waved bye-bye from the back seat passenger of a car driving off into the distance.
The Giants' bye week prompted a sigh of relief from most players, offering them the opportunity to rest body and mind.
Bye Bye Twinkie The Kid.
5-at-10: Mailbag with good-bye to Luis, a Mohawk tribute and UT's big Saturday.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin did not practice on Monday when the team returned to work after its bye week.
Harvin is still working through a badly sprained left ankle that caused him to miss the game against Detroit before the bye.
The Minnesota Vikings resumed practice Monday following their bye.
The St Marys baseball team received the second seed and a first-round bye in the first round of the Division II sectional at Elida's Ed Sandy Field.
Panthers fullback Derrick Wimbush is one of several Panthers who needed the bye week to get healthy.
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In science:

It is easy to check that before each answer, the sum of the weights of the two possible new states (ayes , byes ) and (ano , bno ) is equal to the weight of the current state (a, b), i.e.
A simple solution to Ulam's liar game with one lie
The receiving scenario should include e.g. a positive reputation value into the BYE message.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
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