wayside

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noun way·side \ˈwā-ˌsīd\

Definition of wayside

  1. :  the side of or land adjacent to a road or path

wayside

adjective

by the wayside

  1. :  out of consideration :  into a condition of neglect or disuse —usually used with fall

Examples of wayside in a Sentence

  1. Flowers grew along the wayside.

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First Known Use of wayside

15th century


WAYSIDE Defined for English Language Learners

wayside

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Definition of wayside for English Language Learners

  • : the land next to a road or path


WAYSIDE Defined for Kids

wayside

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noun way·side \ˈwā-ˌsīd\

Definition of wayside for Students

  1. :  the edge of a road

by the wayside

  1. :  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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