wayside

noun
way·side | \ ˈwā-ˌsīd \

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

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wayside adjective

Examples of wayside in a Sentence

Flowers grew along the wayside.

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In recent years, money woes and a changing food culture have pushed the classic eateries to the wayside. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "The Parisian Bistro Is Disappearing," 12 July 2018 The succession of niggling fouls had caused Watford's first-half domination to fall by the wayside and Luka Milivojevic almost made them pay - the midfielder's free kick cannoning back off the upright with Karnezis beaten. SI.com, "Tense Contest Between Watford, Crystal Palace Ends in Stalemate," 21 Apr. 2018 His series of tweets were fresh evidence that the cooperative approach with special counsel Robert Mueller that had been advocated by the president's legal team for months has gone by the wayside. Chad Day, chicagotribune.com, "Trump signals cooperative approach with Mueller is fading," 7 May 2018 The Trump administration’s promise to keep consumer products out of the trade war — so shoppers wouldn’t take a hit — may be falling by the wayside. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: CFPB further under fire with Kavanaugh pick for Supreme Court," 11 July 2018 What’s gone by the wayside is the three-sport athlete. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "Elbow injuries - and surgery - affect high school pitchers more than anyone else," 9 July 2018 Others died in small villages or along the wayside. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Trump, Kim agree to recovering and returning US military remains from Korean War," 13 June 2018 Slowly, though, baseball fell by the wayside freshman year at Santa Fe Christian. Terry Monahan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Volleyball becomes La Costa Canyon senior's perfect sport," 30 May 2018 Later, though, sponsors such like Patrick's GoDaddy started to become more important in racing and pushed superstition to the wayside. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Danica Patrick's Indy 500 ride is going to be very, very unlucky. But she doesn't care.," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of wayside

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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wayside

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wayside

: the land next to a road or path

wayside

noun
way·side | \ ˈwā-ˌsīd \

Kids Definition of wayside

: 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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