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bye

play
noun \ˈbī\

Simple Definition of bye

  • sports : a situation in which a player or team is allowed to go forward to the next level in a competition without having to play against and defeat an opponent

Full Definition of bye

  1. :  the position of a participant in a tournament who advances to the next round without playing

Examples of bye

  1. She got a bye into the second round of the tennis tournament.



Origin of bye

alteration of 2by


First Known Use: 1883

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