Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun an unfrequented path; an indirect route; a byway

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

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

Etymologies

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by- +‎ path

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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