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
Major League Soccer teams earn a bye into the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, the oldest cup competition for soccer in the United States and one that consist of teams of all levels.
While teams would maintain a 12-game regular-season slate each year, the second bye week would allow for more in-season rest for players as well as more freedom for schools in scheduling games.
The Bullets will open the 2017 postseason with a first-round bye.
More than 700 students, staff, administrators, community members, parents and city officials gathered recently to celebrate and say 'good-bye' to Wilcox Elementary on the last and final school day for the building.
LSU (41-17) came into the tournament with a first-round bye earned by holding a top-four seed, and the Tigers swept the first two games to earn an off-day Friday in advance of the Saturday semifinal.
The Brigade are coming off their second bye week while the Gladiators are looking to bounce back from a 64-46 loss to the Philadelphia Soul.
A withdrawal by Sunset League champion Ethan Kolsky bumped McKennon up to the No. 1 seed draw line, giving him the bye that came along with it.
After his heartfelt good-bye, Jackman called up director Bryan Singer, who then proceeded to bring out the entire cast of X-Men: Apocalypse and show off a teaser for the film, which is slated for 2016.
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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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