- a secluded, private, or obscure road.
- a subsidiary or obscure field of research, endeavor, etc.
Origin of byway
Related Words for bywayroadway, boulevard, thoroughfare, route, street, artery, expressway, avenue, highway, pathway, aisle, lane, procedure, track, rail, direction, passage, trail, line, road
Examples from the Web for byway
Historical Examples of byway
One evening, in a byway where he was watching for her, Margot at last raised her hand.The Fte At Coqueville
Robbie had turned into a byway that bore the name of King's Arms Lane.The Shadow of a Crime
It meant that he knew every trail and byway for miles about Temple Camp.Tom Slade with the Colors
Percy K. Fitzhugh
The street might have been a byway in old Pompeii for all the life that moved within it.The Life of the Party
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
It is a vile road, and I must take the byway through the forest.The Golden Dog
- a secondary or side road, esp in the country
- an area, field of study, etc, that is very obscure or of secondary importance