Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A highway or section of a highway that passes around an obstructed or congested area.
  • noun A pipe or channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture.
  • noun A means of circumvention.
  • noun An alternative passage created surgically to divert the flow of blood or other bodily fluid or circumvent an obstructed or diseased organ.
  • noun A surgical procedure to create such a channel.
  • transitive verb To avoid (an obstacle) by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
  • transitive verb To be heedless of; ignore.
  • transitive verb To channel (piped liquid, for example) through a bypass.

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  • noun a road that passes around something, such as a residential area
  • noun a circumvention
  • noun a section of pipe that conducts a fluid around some other fixture
  • noun an electrical shunt
  • noun medicine an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ; the surgical procedure to construct such a bypass
  • verb to avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass
  • verb to ignore the usual channels or procedures

Etymologies

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by- +‎ pass

Examples

  • First of all, the need for a bypass is a no-brainer.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • I think the Massey Rd. connector to the bypass is a great initiative, and will help with major event traffic quite a bit.

    UVa Building Arts Center at cvillenews.com

  • The San Blas bypass is an option but might depend on time of day and where you want to stay.

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  • I've also heard about a new Guadalajara bypass from the east end, heading toward hwy 15 to Colima ...?

    Lagos de Moreno to Ojuelos

  • I've also heard about a new Guadalajara bypass from the east end, heading toward hwy 15 to Colima ...?

    Lagos de Moreno to Ojuelos

  • I've also heard about a new Guadalajara bypass from the east end, heading toward hwy 15 to Colima ...?

    Lagos de Moreno to Ojuelos

  • I've also heard about a new Guadalajara bypass from the east end, heading toward hwy 15 to Colima ...?

    Lagos de Moreno to Ojuelos

  • I've also heard about a new Guadalajara bypass from the east end, heading toward hwy 15 to Colima ...?

    Lagos de Moreno to Ojuelos

  • I've also heard about a new Guadalajara bypass from the east end, heading toward hwy 15 to Colima ...?

    Lagos de Moreno to Ojuelos

  • I've also heard about a new Guadalajara bypass from the east end, heading toward hwy 15 to Colima ...?

    Lagos de Moreno to Ojuelos

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  • I used the bypass switch to deactivate it...

    October 2, 2008