wayside

noun
way·​side | \ ˈwā-ˌsīd How to pronounce wayside (audio) \

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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Other Words from wayside

wayside adjective

Examples of wayside in a Sentence

Flowers grew along the wayside.
Recent Examples on the Web Likewise, as more has been learned about how people become infected, other early-pandemic rituals have gone by the wayside: for instance, wiping down or immediately discarding takeout food containers. Marcia Greenwood, USA TODAY, "Still wiping down your grocery store purchases? Coronavirus risk is 'exceedingly small,' experts say," 9 Sep. 2020 As other key bills fell by the wayside, prospects for Atkins’ Senate Bill 1120 seemed high. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Failed housing legislation couldn’t overcome familiar obstacles," 4 Sep. 2020 Bob Baffert, trainer of the last two Triple Crown winners, had numerous contenders in May for the Derby but several fell by the wayside due to injuries. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "How will Victor Martinez's horse fare in Kentucky Derby? Your guide to the big race," 3 Sep. 2020 When stereotypes fall by the wayside, students can see more common ground than divisions. Xuechunzi Bai, The Conversation, "Ethnic diversity on campus helps break down stereotypes," 31 Aug. 2020 As the months roll on, more and more beloved activities and events in Pennsylvania have fallen by the wayside, pushed aside by efforts to control the coronavirus outbreak. Dave Lemery, Washington Examiner, "Pennsylvania Farm Show to be closed to in-person events, take place as 'virtual show'," 20 Aug. 2020 Office traditions like Secret Santa and White Elephants exchanges are also likely to fall by the wayside, as much of the workforce continues to operate from home. Dallas News, "From Black Friday to parking lot pop-ups: 5 ways holiday shopping will change," 19 Aug. 2020 But with crowd restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, those big revenue-boosting Friday nights are by the wayside for now. Kyle Neddenriep, The Indianapolis Star, "Fewer fans mean fewer dollars from Indiana high school football. Online broadcasts can help.," 28 Aug. 2020 Office traditions like Secret Santa and White Elephants exchanges are also likely to fall by the wayside, as much of the workforce continues to operate from home. Dallas News, "From Black Friday to parking lot pop-ups: 5 ways holiday shopping will change," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of wayside

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2020

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“Wayside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wayside. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for wayside

wayside

noun
How to pronounce wayside (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of wayside

: the land next to a road or path

wayside

noun
way·​side | \ ˈwā-ˌsīd How to pronounce wayside (audio) \

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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