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

  • noun The side or edge of a road, way, path, or highway.
  • adjective Situated at or near the side of a road, way, path, or highway.
  • idiom (fall by the wayside) To fail to continue; give up.
  • idiom (go by the wayside) To be set aside or discarded because of other considerations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The side of the way; the border or edge of the road or high-way.
  • Of or pertaining to the wayside; growing, lying, situated, or found on, by, or near the side of the way: as, wayside flowers; a way-side spring.

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

  • noun The side of the way; the edge or border of a road or path.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the wayside.

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

  • noun The side of a road or path
  • noun A rest area
  • adjective Situated near the side of a road or path

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

  • noun edge of a way or road or path

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