noun way·side \ˈwā-ˌsīd\

: the land next to a road or path

Full Definition of WAYSIDE

:  the side of or land adjacent to a road or path
wayside adjective
by the wayside
:  out of consideration :  into a condition of neglect or disuse —usually used with fall

Examples of WAYSIDE

  1. Flowers grew along the wayside.

First Known Use of WAYSIDE

15th century


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