byway

noun
by·​way | \ ˈbī-ˌwā How to pronounce byway (audio) \

Definition of byway

1 : a little traveled side road
2 : a secondary or little known aspect or field meandering more and more in the fascinating byways of learningThe Times Literary Supplement (London)

Examples of byway in a Sentence

I prefer to take byways to town. He's traveled the highways and byways of this country. the byways of the art world The book chronicles some of the interesting byways of legal history.
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Recent Examples on the Web The start of the scenic byway is about 9 miles northeast of Hurley. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Explore 5 waterfalls within 5 miles along the Black River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula," 10 Sep. 2020 Another man told the officer that the bus had headed out to the A Road, an old logging byway north of town that leads into a federal forest. Lauren Smiley, Wired, "The True Story of the Antifa Invasion of Forks, Washington," 8 Oct. 2020 The scenic byway begins in dense woodlands replete with lakeside retreats that come to an abrupt end near the turn-off for the town of Greer, where the landscape jumps from piney to pastoral. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "The views on this AZ hike will take your breath away, if you have any left. It's steep," 17 Sep. 2020 Great Conglomerate Falls is about a 3/4-mile hike from the parking lot on the byway, or just over a 1/4-mile hike along the North Country Trail from the next waterfall, Potawatomi Falls. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Explore 5 waterfalls within 5 miles along the Black River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula," 10 Sep. 2020 The roughly 100-mile Cache la Poudre-North Park scenic byway begins with a turn onto Highway 14, just north of Fort Collins. Joshua Berman, The Know, "6 beautiful Colorado highways that are great for summer road trips," 17 June 2019 For instance, on the map, Gull Harbor Drive appears to be a beautiful waterfront byway on the northeast tip of the island. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Audi A6 Allroad vs. Beaver Island," 3 Aug. 2020 The Highway of Legends is a two-hour scenic byway that gets you off Interstate 25 and on a lovely loop around the towering Spanish Peaks and their ancient volcanic fin formations that extend out from their slopes. Joshua Berman, The Know, "6 beautiful Colorado highways that are great for summer road trips," 17 June 2019 The Seward Highway is designated as a scenic byway and is the only connecting road from Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Seward Highway crash fatalities were father and young daughter, says Chugiak fire organization," 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of byway

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Byway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/byway. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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byway

noun
How to pronounce byway (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of byway

: a road that is not used very much
: the parts of a subject that are not commonly known

byway

noun
by·​way | \ ˈbī-ˌwā How to pronounce byway (audio) \

Kids Definition of byway

: a road that is not used very much

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