Meaning of BYPASS in English


I. ˈbī-ˌpas noun

Date: 1848

1. : a passage to one side ; especially : a deflected route usually around a town


a. : a channel carrying a fluid around a part and back to the main stream


(1) : shunt 1b

(2) : shunt 1c ; also : a surgical procedure for the establishment of a shunt

have a coronary bypass

II. transitive verb

Date: 1736


a. : to avoid by means of a bypass

bypass a congested area

b. : to cause to follow a bypass


a. : to neglect or ignore usually intentionally

b. : circumvent

attempting to bypass the law

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.