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[bahy-path, -pahth] /ˈbaɪˌpæθ, -ˌpɑθ/
noun, plural by-paths
[bahy-path z, -pahth z, -paths, -pahths] /ˈbaɪˌpæðz, -ˌpɑðz, -ˌpæθs, -ˌpɑθs/ (Show IPA)
a private path or an indirect or secondary course or means; byway.
Origin of by-path
1325-75; Middle English bi path. See by1 (adj.), path Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From the road a bypath led to a small clearing in a wood, with a slender spiral of smoke showing between the trees.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • "He did so; left the road and escaped by some bypath," replied Captain Raymond.

  • I turned my horse up a bypath near the Sanjowlie Reservoir and literally ran away.

  • They bring the presentation of proof into a bypath so that the essential problem of evidence is left behind.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • After stripping the bush, she turned into a bypath that led straight up a little hill which rose before her.

  • It was the fault of your disordered brain that we wandered off on that bypath, but, thanks be to Heaven!

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • The bypath has ever seemed to present resistless charms to the poor human heart.

  • Oliver reached the style at which the bypath terminated, and once more gained the high-road.

    Oliver Twist, Vol. I (of 3) Charles Dickens
  • I craned my neck, uneasy at not being able to see the gate nor any part of the bypath.

    My Little Sister Elizabeth Robins
  • I, too, am employed in a bypath of the publishing business, and try to bring to my tasks some small measure of honest idealism.

    Shandygaff Christopher Morley
British Dictionary definitions for bypath


a little-used path or track, esp in the country
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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