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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 ... In live hare coursing, a bye means to pass to the next round due to a ... meaning, a pass), it does not resolve the question of why the word is ...

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.

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

Reduplication bye-bye is recorded from 1736; as a sound used to lull a child to ... in other sports, "position of one who is left without a competitor when the rest ...

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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.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 and thus automatically advanced ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bye

Define bye: the position of a participant in a tournament who advances to the next ... sports : a situation in which a player or team is allowed to go forward to the ...

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Talk:bye

Perhaps it's only used in some sports or some forms of English. ... does this sports application have to the normal meaning of "bye", that is, "farewell", " goodbye"?

www.thefreedictionary.com/bye

Define bye. bye synonyms, bye pronunciation, bye translation, English dictionary definition ... Sports The position of one who draws no opponent for a round in a ...