bypass etymology

English word bypass comes from English pass, English by-

Detailed word origin of bypass

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pass English (eng) (computing, slang) A password (especially one for a restricted-access website). (intransitive) In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.. (intransitive) In euchre, to decline to make the trump.. (intransitive) To be tolerated as a substitute for something else, to "do".. (intransitive) To change from one state to another (without the implication of progression).. (intransitive) To [...]
by- English (eng) Prefix denoting nearness or roundaboutness. Prefix meaning secondary, incidental, or parallel to (usually non-productive) town or city.
bypass English (eng) (medicine) an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ; the surgical procedure to construct such a bypass. A circumvention. A road that passes around something, such as a residential area. A section of pipe that conducts a fluid around some other fixture. An electrical shunt To avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass. To ignore the usual [...]

Words with the same origin as bypass

Descendants of by-
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