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or by·path

[bahy-path, -pahth]
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noun, plural by-paths [bahy-path z, -pahth z, -paths, -pahths] /ˈbaɪˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs/.
  1. a private path or an indirect or secondary course or means; byway.
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Origin of by-path

1325–75; Middle English bi path. See by1 (adj.), path
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Historical Examples

  • "He did so; left the road and escaped by some bypath," replied Captain Raymond.

    Elsie's Journey on Inland Waters

    Martha Finley

  • I craned my neck, uneasy at not being able to see the gate nor any part of the bypath.

    My Little Sister

    Elizabeth Robins

  • With a heartfelt exclamation of thanksgiving, he turned into this bypath.

    The Girl in the Mirror

    Elizabeth Garver Jordan

  • The next moment they all turned their horses into the bypath.

  • They bring the presentation of proof into a bypath so that the essential problem of evidence is left behind.

British Dictionary definitions for bypath


  1. a little-used path or track, esp in the country
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