As nouns the difference between bye and kye
is that bye
is (sports) the position of a person or team in a tournament or competition who draws no opponent in a particular round so advances to the next round unopposed, or is awarded points for a win in a league table; also the phantom opponent of such a person or team or bye
can be while kye
) or kye
can be a korean fundraising meeting.
As an interjection bye
is (colloquial) goodbye.
As a preposition bye
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Variant form of (by), from (etyl) (being near) .
(sports) The position of a person or team in a tournament or competition who draws no opponent in a particular round so advances to the next round unopposed, or is awarded points for a win in a league table; also the phantom opponent of such a person or team.
(cricket) An extra scored when the batsmen take runs after the ball has passed the striker without hitting either the bat or the batsman.
(obsolete) A dwelling.
- Craig's Crew plays the bye next week.
(obsolete) A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.
- The Synod of Dort condemneth upon the bye even the discipline of the Church of England.
* (cricket) leg bye
Shortened form of (goodbye).
* tatty bye
From (etyl) ky, kye, from (etyl) . More at (l).
*1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song'', Polygon 2006 (''A Scots Quair ), p. 23:
*:devil the move would the factor at Meikle House make to […] mend the roof of the byre that leaked like a sieve on the head of Mistress Munro when she milked the kye on a stormy night.
A Korean fundraising meeting.