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wayside

[wey-sahyd] /ˈweɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the side of the way; land immediately adjacent to a road, highway, path, etc.; roadside.
adjective
2.
being, situated, or found at or along the wayside:
a wayside inn.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see way1, side1
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British Dictionary definitions for way side

wayside

/ˈweɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
  1. the side or edge of a road
  2. (modifier) situated by the wayside: a wayside inn
2.
fall by the wayside, to cease or fail to continue doing something: of the nine starters, three fell by the wayside
3.
go by the wayside, to be put aside on account of something more urgent
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Word Origin and History for way side

wayside

n.

"the side of the road," c.1400, from way + side (n.). To fall by the wayside is from Luke viii:5.

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