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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey-sahyd]
    • /ˈweɪˌsaɪd/
    • /ˈweɪ.saɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-sahyd]
    • /ˈweɪˌsaɪd/

Definitions of wayside word

  • noun wayside the side of the way; land immediately adjacent to a road, highway, path, etc.; roadside. 1
  • adjective wayside being, situated, or found at or along the wayside: a wayside inn. 1
  • noun wayside The edge of a road. 1
  • noun wayside area at the side of a road 1
  • adjective wayside at the roadside 1
  • countable noun wayside The wayside is the side of the road. 0

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Origin of wayside

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at way1, side1

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Parts of speech for Wayside


wayside popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for wayside

noun wayside

  • roadside — the side or border of the road; wayside.
  • curb — If you curb something, you control it and keep it within limits.
  • edge — a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edges of the road. The paper had deckle edges.
  • hard shoulder — The hard shoulder is the area at the side of a motorway or other road where you are allowed to stop if your car breaks down.
  • shoulder — the part of each side of the body in humans, at the top of the trunk, extending from each side of the base of the neck to the region where the arm articulates with the trunk.

adjective wayside

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