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Definition of wayside noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • the area at the side of a road or path a wayside inn wild flowers growing by the wayside
  • Idioms
    fall by the wayside
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    to fail or be unable to make progress Many restaurants 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 Learner's Dictionary entry: wayside