Definition of bye
: the position of a participant in a tournament who advances to the next round without playing drew a first-round bye
Examples of bye in a Sentence
She got a bye into the second round of the tennis tournament.
Recent Examples of bye from the Web
After Mike and Tina had quietly whispered their good-byes and slipped away, Rob and Laura, alone again on the mattress, listened to the muted sounds of the hot-tub party and the tropical birds caw-caw-ing softly in the night.
These the other good-byes we’ve said since the start of 2016.
The Heat next play Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the Los Angeles Clippers, who received a bye in the tournament portion of the Las Vegas summer league.
FULL STORY: IPS to close Arlington, Broad Ripple, Northwest high schools SAY 'BYE' TO THE SPACE PIONEERS: IPS to close Northwest High School, reopen it as middle school Q: When would the schools close?
Crouser had a mark of 74 feet, 3 3/4 inches (22.65 meters) to hold off Kovacs, who already had an automatic bye into worlds as the defending world champion.
One of the first Marina City residents says bye after 55 years living in building made famous by Wilco album cover.
In Common Gluten-Free Say good-bye to foods with grains like wheat, barley, and rye—each contains a protein known as gluten.
Say good-bye to rough scruff and hello to a more touchable and tame beard.
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Origin and Etymology of bye
alteration of 2by
First Known Use: 1883See Words from the same year
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Definition of bye for English Language Learners
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
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