noun \ˈbī\

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

:  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

Rhymes with BYE


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