A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.; as in on or upon the bye, i. e., in passing; indirectly; by implication.
- A secondary matter; a side issue.
- Sports The position of one who draws no opponent for a round in a tournament and so advances to the next round.
- bye By the way; incidentally.
- Used to express farewell.