Definitions for Bypass
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)a road enabling motorists to avoid a city or other heavy traffic points or to drive around an obstruction.
Category: Civil Engineering, Transportation
a surgical procedure in which a diseased or obstructed hollow organ is temporarily or permanently circumvented.
Ref: Compare coronary bypass.
a secondary pipe or other channel connected with a main passage, as for conducting a liquid or gas around a fixture, pipe, or appliance.
Category: Civil Engineering
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Ref: shunt (def. 7). 9
(v.t.)to avoid by following a bypass.
to cause (fluid or gas) to follow a secondary pipe or bypass.
Category: Civil Engineering
to neglect to consult or to ignore the opinion or decision of:
I bypassed the manager and took my complaint straight to the owner.
Origin of bypass:
beltway, bypass, ring road, ringway(noun)
a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)
shunt, electrical shunt, bypass(verb)
a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
bypass, short-circuit, go around, get around(verb)
avoid something unpleasant or laborious
"You cannot bypass these rules!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a road that goes around sth
the Hoover Dam bypass
an operation that redirects the flow of blood or food
a heart bypass
to go around a place
a road that bypasses the city
to ignore or avoid a rule
finding ways to bypass the new law
a road that passes around something, such as a residential area
a section of pipe that conducts a fluid around some other fixture
an electrical shunt
an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ; the surgical procedure to construct such a bypass
to avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass
to ignore the usual channels or procedures
Translations for Bypass
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a road which avoids an obstruction or a busy area
Take the bypass round the city.
- ompad, verbypadAfrikaans
- مَمَر أو طَريق جانِبيArabic
- околен пътBulgarian
- desvioPortuguese (BR)
- die UmleitungGerman
- omfartsvej; ringvejDanish
- παρακαμπτήριος δρόμοςGreek
- variante, desvíoSpanish
- راه فرعی؛ کمربندیFarsi
- उपमार्ग, बाईपासHindi
- kerülő útHungarian
- jalan lingtasIndonesian
- tangenziale, deviazioneItalian
- jalan pirauMalay
- omkjøringsvei, ringveiNorwegian
- راه فرعی؛ کمربندیPersian
- فرعی لارهPashto
- drum ocolitRomanian
- обходной путьRussian
- förbifartsled, omfartsledSwedish
- çevre yoluTurkish
- 旁道Chinese (Trad.)
- обхідна, об'їздна дорогаUkrainian
- مختصر راستہUrdu
- đường vòngVietnamese
- 旁道Chinese (Simp.)
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