|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|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
see fall by the wayside.