American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A side road. Also called byroad.
- n. A secondary or arcane field of study.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A by-road; a secluded, private, or obscure way; an out-of-the-way path or course: as, highways and byways.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A secluded, private, or obscure way; a path or road aside from the main one.
- n. a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
“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.”
“To say that my knowledge of this byway of science fiction is feeble would be a gross overstatement.”
“Perhaps the road itself keeps them here; evidence of its former incarnation as a cracked, ill-tended, vertiginous country byway.”
“Highlighting the heroism and absurdity of war, it also illuminates a forgotten byway of African experience.”
“Across the quiet eight-lane byway near the project is farmland.”
“The fruit and vegetable stand was beside a busy state road and late one September afternoon an interstate bus pulled onto the gravel byway.”
“However, his brainchild remains as probably the loveliest, most adventurous byway in all Peakland.”
“The grant from the state will allow for some preliminary engineering to be complete, Connaughton said, noting they have to determine the type and size of trees and where exactly they will be planted along the scenic byway that runs through Virginia, Maryland and into Pennsylvania.”
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As in routes, avenues & tracts. Omitting, e.g., halfway, anyway, sideways, folkway, Haddaway. (many of those are found thisways)
Words and phrases from Lynn Flewelling's book, Luck in the Shadows.
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