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

  • noun A side road.
  • noun A secondary or arcane field of study.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A by-road; a secluded, private, or obscure way; an out-of-the-way path or course: as, highways and byways.

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

  • noun A secluded, private, or obscure way; a path or road aside from the main one.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a road that is not frequently travelled
  • noun by extension an unpopular or arcane field of study

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

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


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