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 for Bye
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. (Cricket) A run made upon a missed ball; as, to steal a
        bye. --T. Hughes.
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     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.
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     By the bye, in passing; by way of digression; apropos to
        the matter in hand. [Written also by the by.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bye \Bye\ (b[imac]) n. [AS. b[=y]; cf. Icel. byg[eth] dwelling,
     byggja, b[=u]a, to dwell [root]97.]
     1. A dwelling. --Gibson.
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     2. In certain games, a station or place of an individual
        player. --Emerson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: you advance to the next round in a tournament without
           playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
           [syn: bye, pass]
      2: a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes" [syn: adieu,
         adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir,
         bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye,
         goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long]

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