Definition of wayside
: the side of or land adjacent to a road or path
by the wayside
: out of consideration : into a condition of neglect or disuse —usually used with fall
Examples of wayside in a Sentence
Flowers grew along the wayside.
Recent Examples of wayside from the Web
But sometimes baling hay on future commercial property falls by the wayside once the land is platted and development is imminent, Welcome said.
Kaptain said that both of the previous propositions had fallen by the wayside, and about three months ago, another party took a look at the property as a possible site for a housing development.
Many rivals, superiors, counterparts, and colleagues have fallen by the wayside during his 20 years atop Today, which attracts just over 4 million viewers every morning (down from 5.5 million in 2008).
With the advent of air-conditioning in the 1950s, the tradition fell by the wayside.
Speed of consumption is key, and niceties can fall by the wayside.
Age, gender, politics, race, religious preference, sexual orientation, education, economic and social class all go by the wayside.
But a lot of the most controversial bills fell to the wayside.
There are better actors than me who have fallen by the wayside.
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First Known Use of wayside
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Definition of wayside for English Language Learners
: the land next to a road or path
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Definition of wayside for Students
: the edge of a road
by the wayside
: into a condition of neglect or disuse … stay up all night and let your schoolwork fall by the wayside … — Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
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