follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

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 of wayside
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see way1, side1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for wayside
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • And when they came to a gate they sat down in the grass by the wayside.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • They sat around on the fence, or on the logs dumped down by the wayside.

  • Stay one minute—I want to hear—who found me by the wayside, as you say, in fragments?

    The Tree of Knowledge Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
  • You had your time of weakness, perhaps all men have that; you fell by the wayside.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • A wayside stall of palm-thatched bamboo provides sageroe for thirsty pilgrims.

British Dictionary definitions for wayside

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for wayside
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with wayside

wayside

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wayside

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wayside

14
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for wayside