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Bye vs Kye - What's the difference?

bye | kye |

As nouns the difference between bye and kye

is that bye is 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 while kye is irregular plural of cow.

As an interjection bye

is goodbye.

As a preposition bye

is obsolete spelling of lang=en.

bye

English

Etymology 1

Variant form of (by), from (etyl) (being near) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
  • Craig's Crew plays the bye next week.
  • (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.
  • (Gibson)
  • (obsolete) A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.
  • * Fuller
  • The Synod of Dort condemneth upon the bye even the discipline of the Church of England.
    Derived terms
    * (cricket) leg bye

    Etymology 2

    Shortened form of (goodbye).

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (colloquial) Goodbye.
  • Derived terms
    * tatty bye

    Etymology 3

    Alternative forms.

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • Noun

  • Anagrams

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    kye

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) ky, kye, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Noun

    (head)
  • (cow)
  • *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.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A Korean fundraising meeting.
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