Bye Bye (b[imac]), n. 1. A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.; as in on or upon the bye, i. e., in passing; indirectly; by implication. [Obs. except in the phrase by the bye.] [1913 Webster]

The Synod of Dort condemneth upon the bye even the discipline of the Church of England. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. (Cricket) A run made upon a missed ball; as, to steal a bye. --T. Hughes. [1913 Webster]

3. In various sports in which the contestants are drawn in pairs, the position or turn of one left with no opponent in consequence of an odd number being engaged; as, to draw a bye in a round of a tennis tournament. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (Golf) The hole or holes of a stipulated course remaining unplayed at the end of a match. [1913 Webster]

{By the bye}, in passing; by way of digression; apropos to the matter in hand. [Written also {by the by}.] [1913 Webster]

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