Definitions for bywayˈbaɪˌweɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a secluded, obscure, or little-used road.

    Category: Transportation

  2. a subsidiary or obscure field of research, endeavor, etc.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. byway, bypath, byroad(noun)

    a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)


  1. byway(Noun)

    a road that is not frequently travelled

  2. byway(Noun)

    an unpopular or arcane field of study

Webster Dictionary

  1. Byway(noun)

    a secluded, private, or obscure way; a path or road aside from the main one


  1. Byway

    A byway in the United Kingdom is a track, often rural, which is too minor to be called a road. These routes are often unsurfaced, typically having the appearance of 'green lanes'. Despite this, it is legal to drive any type of vehicle along certain byways, the same as any ordinary tarmac road. In 2000 the legal term 'restricted byway' was introduced to cover rights of way along which it is legal to travel by any mode but excluding 'mechanically propelled vehicles'.


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