Definition of bye :
1. A dwelling.
2. A run made upon a missed ball; as, to steal a bye.
3. A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.; as in on or upon the bye, i. e., in passing; indirectly; by implication.
4. In certain games, a station or place of an individual player.
5. In various sports in which the contestants are drawn in pairs, the position or turn of one left with no opponent in consequence of an odd number being engaged; as, to draw a bye in a round of a tennis tournament.
6. The hole or holes of a stipulated course remaining unplayed at the end of a match.
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- Good- bye, sir- for an hour." - "The Rosary", Florence L. Barclay.
- Ted went down to say good- bye to Strong and Walker the next day. - "Ted Marsh on an Important Mission", Elmer Sherwood.
- If they could have caught me then, it would have been good bye George. - "Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi", George H. Devol.