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Definition by


From Middle English by, bi, from Old English (“by; near; around”), from Proto-Germanic *bi (“near; by; around; about”). Cognate with West Frisian by (“by; near”), Afrikaans by (“at; by; near”), Saterland Frisian bie (“near; by”), Dutch bij (“near; by”), German Low German bi (“by; near; at”), German bei (“by; near; at”).



  1. Near or next to.
  2. At some time before (the given time), or before the end of a given time interval.
  3. Indicates the actor in a clause with its verb in the passive voice: Through the action or presence of.
  4. Indicates the creator of a work: Existing through the authorship etc. of.
  5. Indicates the cause of a condition or event: Through the action of, caused by, responsibility for; by dint of.
  6. Indicates a means: Involving/using the means of.
  7. Indicates a source of light used as illumination.
  8. Indicates an authority, rule, or permission followed.
  9. Indicates the amount of some progression: With a change of.
  10. In the formulae X by X and by Xs, indicates a steady progression, one X after another.
  11. Indicates a referenced source: According to.
  12. Indicates an oath: With the authority of.
  13. Used to separate dimensions when describing the size of something.
  14. (horse breeding) Designates a horse's male parent (sire); cf. out of.


by (not comparable)

  1. Along a path which runs by the speaker.
  2. In the vicinity, near.
  3. To or at a place, as a residence or place of business.
  4. Aside, away.


by (not comparable)

  1. Out of the way, subsidiary.

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by (plural bys)

  1. (card games) A pass



  1. Alternative spelling of bye

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