Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an unfrequented path; an indirect route; a byway

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A private path; an obscure way; indirect means.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A byway; a private path; an indirect course or means.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)

Etymologies

by- +‎ path (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Your winding bypath, could I but follow it to the end, must bring me to the highway of your thought, every step tell-tale of the journey's destination.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • The world persists in not taking the next step, and what to the social scout looked a dusty bypath may prove to be the highway of progress for the hoboing millions.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • In a roadside planting I cut a walking-stick of hazel, and presently struck off the highway up a bypath which followed the glen of a brawling stream.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • Again, if there was the glint of a bicycle on the moor road, and if it turned down the bypath towards the cottage, then Somers strained his eyes to see if the rider were fat and blue, or tall and blue.

    Kangaroo

  • Atlanta was only twenty miles away but the train crawled interminably through the wet early autumn afternoon, stopping at every bypath for passengers.

    Gone with the Wind

  • He knew every bypath here, while she knew only the approximate routes.

    Phaze Doubt

  • If the police want to explore that fascinating bypath, let them discover it for themselves. '

    The Lighthouse

  • Shann gave a sudden start, aware his thoughts had made him careless, or had she in some way led him into that bypath of memory for her own purposes?

    Storm Over Warlock

  • It may be by the high-road or the bypath; so long as it is truly recognised, bravely answered, all is well.

    Browning's Heroines

  • There might be some path or track to the river-side of which he knew nothing; and if that bypath existed Purvis would certainly take it, however circuitous it might be.

    Peter and Jane or The Missing Heir

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