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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wayside, roadsidenoun

    edge of a way or road or path

    "flowers along the wayside"


  1. waysidenoun

    The side of a road or path

    Many wild flowers grew in the wayside.

  2. waysidenoun

    A rest area

  3. waysideadjective

    Situated near the side of a road or path

    We stopped at a wayside pub.


  1. wayside

    Wayside refers to the side or edge of a road, path or highway. It can also figuratively mean a state of neglect or oblivion, often used in phrases like "fallen by the wayside".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waysidenoun

    the side of the way; the edge or border of a road or path

  2. Waysideadjective

    of or pertaining to the wayside; as, wayside flowers


  1. Wayside

    Wayside is a Canadian/American animated television series created by Louis Sachar, developed and written by John Derevlany for Canadian television channel Teletoon, and the American Cable channel Nickelodeon. The series centers on Todd, a transfer student who attends Wayside, an offbeat educational institution based on Sachar's upbringing. The series' premise is based on Sachar's Sideways Stories From Wayside School book series, although several elements in the series differ greatly. The series was conceived in 2004 by Derevlany, who later developed and wrote an hour-long pitch for Teletoon. Pleased, the company green-lighted Wayside for 26 episodes in 2007-2008. The series was later commissioned to air in the United States on Nickelodeon during the summer of 2007 before being pulled from the network's lineup and returning late in the year. The show premiered in reruns on Nicktoons on September 1, 2007, and actually left the channel on April 5, 2010. The show also premiered on The N on January 14, 2008, until March 15, 2009. Production ceased in 2008 for both countries. Although a third and fourth season is being debated by fans and some writers featuring animated debuts of book-only characters, featuring Shari as a main star and returns from old villains, it is not likely possible unless Teletoon and Nickelodeon decide to renew the show.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wayside in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wayside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wayside in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Mazerall:

    I've sat by the wayside for a lot of political events that haven't really interested me but I feel like this, this is what Ronald Reagan said, this is our last stand on Earth. I really don't know what we'll be able to accomplish if Trump's not elected.

  2. Sarah Glendon:

    If they get close to that, I am fairly confident that authorities will brush the debt limit by the wayside.

  3. W. B. Yeats:

    Let the minor genius go his light way and enjoy his life - the great nature cannot so live, he is never really in holiday mood, even though he often plucks flowers by the wayside and ties them into knots and garlands like little children and lays out on a sunny morning.

  4. Billy Bushowes:

    I was diagnosed with ADD when I was young and the doctor tried to give me Ritalin, and my mom said, ‘No.’ It was just her choice at the time, but I’ve lived with it, i went and had myself tested a little while ago with this doctor at UCLA and sure enough — off the charts. [My] ADD is off the charts! But I think about it and it’s really .?.?. ADA — attention deficit advantage. It’s just the other thing. Things they’re not interested in goes by the wayside, but when you [have ADD and] find what you are interested in, there’s a laser focus to it. And it’s helped me be good at what I do.

  5. Melissa Blakeman:

    Activities like exercise and meditation are definitely helpful in keeping a positive attitude but they also help you think more clearly, when those habits fall by the wayside, I personally can tell that I get more mired in the details and I have a harder time finding a path through life's daily frustrations.

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