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Is bye a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word bye is a Scrabble US word. The word bye is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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Is bye a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word bye is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

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Is bye a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word bye is a Words With Friends word. The word bye is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Bye

You can make 6 words from 'bye' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

3 letters words from 'bye'

BEY 8BYE 8

2 letters words from 'bye'

BE 4BY 7
YE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of bye

bye ybe bey eby yeb eyb

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word bye. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in bye.

Definitions and meaning of bye

bye

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: bi, buy, by

Etymology 1

Variant form of by, from Old English (being near).

Noun

bye (plural byes)

  1. The position of a person or team in a tournament or competition who draws no opponent in a particular round so advances to the next round unopposed, or is awarded points for a win in a league table; also the phantom opponent of such a person or team.
    Craig's Crew plays the bye next week.
  2. (cricket) An extra scored when the batsmen take runs after the ball has passed the striker without hitting either the bat or the batsman.
  3. (Scotland) An unspecified way or place.
  4. (obsolete) (Can we verify(+) this sense?) A dwelling.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gibson to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) A thing not directly aimed at; something which is a secondary object of regard; an object by the way, etc.
    • The Synod of Dort in some points condemneth, upon the by, even the discipline of the Church of England.
  6. (card games) A pass.
Derived terms
  • (cricket): leg bye

Adjective

bye (comparative more bye, superlative most bye)

  1. Out of the way; remote.
  2. Secondary; supplementary.

Etymology 2

Shortened form of goodbye.

Interjection

bye

  1. (colloquial) Goodbye.
Derived terms
  • tatty bye
Descendants
  • Greenlandic: baj
  • Faroese: bei
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

bye (plural byes)

  1. A male person.

Etymology 4

Alternative forms.

Preposition

bye

  1. Obsolete spelling of by

Noun

bye

  1. Obsolete spelling of bee

Anagrams

  • Bey, Eby, bey

Afrikaans

Noun

bye

  1. plural of by

French

Etymology

From English bye

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baj/

Interjection

bye !

  1. bye
    Allez bye ! À la revoyure.

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From English bye

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baj/

Interjection

bye

  1. bye, goodbye

Synonyms

  • alvida
  • orevwar

Middle English

Noun

bye

  1. A ring or torque; a bracelet.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VII:
      And Kynge Arthure gaff hir a ryche bye of golde; and so she departed.

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²byː.ə/

Noun

bye f or m (definite singular bya or byen, indefinite plural byer, definite plural byene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by byge

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • bya, bøya, bøye

Etymology

From Dutch bui.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²byː.ə/ (example of pronunciation)

Noun

bye f (definite singular bya, indefinite plural byer, definite plural byene)

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Derived terms

References

  • “bye” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Yola

Alternative forms

  • buye

Etymology

From Middle English boye.

Noun

bye

  1. a boy

References

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a pass to the next round (of a competition, etc.).
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)