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Interjection: bye  bI
  1. An informal farewell remark
    "We all stopped to say bye before her flight left";
    - cheers [Brit], chin-chin [Brit], toodle-oo, toodle-pip [Brit], ta-ta [Brit], ta-ra [UK], goodbye, bye-bye, good-bye [N. Amer], good-by [US], farewell, sayonara [US], so long, vale [archaic]
Noun: bye  bI
  1. An automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
    "he had a bye in the first round";
    - pass
  2. A farewell remark
    "they said their good-byes";
    - adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye-bye, cheerio [Brit], good-by [US], goodby [US], good-bye [N. Amer], goodbye, good day, sayonara [US], so long, farewell

Sounds like: buy, by, bi

Derived forms: byes

Type of: conceding, concession, farewell, word of farewell, yielding

Encyclopedia: Bye, Felicia