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 profe...
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 ...
Also the phrase "somone plays the bye next week" sounds strange to me. ... does
this sports application have to the normal meaning of "bye", that is, "farewell", ...
Originally in cricket, "a run scored on a ball that is missed by the wicket-keeper" (
1746); later, in other sports, "position of one who is left without a competitor ...
Where does this word come from ? ... From M-W entry on "bye" : the position of a
participant in a tournament who advances to the next round ...
Bye definition, Sports. in a tournament, the preferential status of a player or ... 10
Of The Saddest Words (Or Phrases) In The English Language ... Word Origin.
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 ...
Oct 1, 2008 ... A bye, in sports and other competitive activities, most commonly refers to the
practice of allowing a player or team to advance to the next round ...
In a sports context, it comes from cricket, where a bye is a type of play where the
batsman can advance and score without ever hitting the ball.
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.