Definition of wayside noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈweɪsaɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪsaɪd//
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  • the area at the side of a road or path a wayside inn wild flowers growing by the wayside
  • Idioms to fail or be unable to make progress Many clubs fall by the wayside for financial reasons. Proposals for the new service fell by the wayside through lack of public support.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wayside