Meaning of “byway” in the English Dictionary

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bywaynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪ.weɪ/ us /ˈbaɪ.weɪ/

Examples from literature

  • He had hoped much from Peter Harris's knowledge of the byways and dens and alleys of Westminster. 
  • Here we came the next morning after a short time on winding and rather hilly byways. 
  • I am speaking, of course, of the more traveled highways and country byways. 
  • I knew the roads and byways foot by foot, and could find my way, if need were, in the night as well as in the day. 
  • Roads.—Everywhere highways and byways are numerous, and some districts are prodigally supplied with footpaths. 

(Definition of “byway” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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