bye

play
noun \ˈbī\

Definition of bye

  1. :  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

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

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Origin and Etymology of bye

alteration of 2by


BYE Defined for English Language Learners

bye

play
noun

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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