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
Park near the wayside and hike below the bridge to ogle this engineering marvel 238 feet above the muddy Kuskulana River.
After 181.5 kilometers, three uncategorized climbs and no shortage of devilishly difficult descents, 11 riders were left by wayside -- five through serious injury.
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.
Traditional skills such as carving, honed over millennia, fell by the wayside.
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.
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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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