byway

noun by·way \ ˈbī-ˌwā \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

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 learning
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Examples of byway in a Sentence

  1. I prefer to take byways to town.

  2. He's traveled the highways and byways of this country.

  3. the byways of the art world

  4. The book chronicles some of the interesting byways of legal history.

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First Known Use of byway

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BYWAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of byway for English Language Learners

  • : a road that is not used very much

  • byways : the parts of a subject that are not commonly known


BYWAY Defined for Kids

byway

noun by·way \ ˈbī-ˌwā \

Definition of byway for Students

: a road that is not used very much


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