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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bye_(sports)

A bye is a special privilege given to a team in the initial rounds because of which it gets .... "Bye" has a second meaning in sports like gridiron football, as both ... and American professional football leagues use the term "bye week" for any week ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/48881/where-does-the-phrase-get-a-bye-come-from

Nov 19, 2011 ... This question inspired me to look at the etymology of "get a bye". The earliest mentions in a sporting context that I found while searching Google ...

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090326083519AATdqnR

I found this: "Bye" in this sense is a specialized use of the common English preposition "by" as a noun meaning "something secondary" or "an ...

www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bye

in sporting use, a variant of by (prep). Originally in cricket, "a run scored on a ball that is missed by the wicket-keeper" (1746); later, in other sports, "position of ...

dearsportsfan.com/2014/11/03/bye-sports

Nov 3, 2014 ... In sports, a bye refers to a period when a team or player would ... in this post and then spend a moment on the word's history and derivation.

blog.dictionary.com/goodbye

Aug 10, 2010 ... Bye has multiple meanings, some related to sports. ... The word goodbye as a direct derivative from early English when Christian would bid ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/bye

Bye definition, Sports. in a tournament, the preferential status of a player or team not paired with a competitor in an early round ... Word Origin and History for bye

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bye

Define bye: sports : a situation in which a player or team is allowed to go forward to the next level in a competition without… — bye in a sentence.

www.yourdictionary.com/bye

The definition of bye is something that is not as important, or advancing to the next round in a competition without having to play an opponent. When a football ...