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Definition of "byway" [by•way]

  • A side road. Also called byroad. (noun)
  • A secondary or arcane field of study. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "byway" in a sentence
  • "We turned down a one-lane byway, driving farther out into the fiercely beautiful land in silence as dusk began to descend."
  • "It is key to our understanding of the nightmare states that resulted, argues Igor Golomstock, and deserves to be classified as a distinctive artistic genre alongside Modernism, of which it was both byway and heir."
  • "Word of my devotion to Robin will be flying down every lane and byway."