way side

wayside

[wey-sahyd]
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; Middle English; see way1, side1

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wayside (ˈweɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
1.  a.  the side or edge of a road
 b.  (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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wayside
"the side of the road," c.1400, from way + side. To fall by the wayside is from Luke viii.5.
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