Definitions for BYbaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. by, past(adverb)

    so as to pass a given point

    "every hour a train goes past"

  2. aside, by, away(adverb)

    in reserve; not for immediate use

    "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"


  1. by(Noun)

    A pass

  2. by(Adverb)

    Along a path which runs by the speaker.

    I watched as it passed by.

  3. by(Adverb)

    In the vicinity, near.

  4. by(Adverb)

    To or at a place, as a residence or place of business.

  5. by(Adverb)

    Aside, away.

    The women spent much time after harvest putting jams by for winter and spring.

  6. by(Adjective)

    Out of the way, subsidiary.

  7. by(Preposition)

    Near or next to.

    The mailbox is by the bus stop.

  8. by(Preposition)

    At some time before (the given time), or before the end of a given time interval.

  9. by(Preposition)

    Through the action or presence of.

  10. by(Preposition)

    Existing through the authorship etc of.

    There are many well-known plays by William Shakespeare

  11. by(Preposition)

    Through the action of, caused by, responsibility for; by dint of.

  12. by(Preposition)

    Involving/using the means of.

    I avoided the guards by moving only when they weren't looking.

  13. by(Preposition)

    Using the rules or logic of.

    I sorted the items by category.

  14. by(Preposition)

    With a change of.

    Our stock is up by ten percent.

  15. by(Preposition)

    According to.

    He cheated by his own admission.

  16. by(Preposition)

    With the authority of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. By

    in the neighborhood of; near or next to; not far from; close to; along with; as, come and sit by me

  2. By

    on; along; in traversing. Compare 5

  3. By

    near to, while passing; hence, from one to the other side of; past; as, to go by a church

  4. By

    used in specifying adjacent dimensions; as, a cabin twenty feet by forty

  5. By


  6. By

    with, as means, way, process, etc.; through means of; with aid of; through; through the act or agency of; as, a city is destroyed by fire; profit is made by commerce; to take by force

  7. By(adverb)

    near; in the neighborhood; present; as, there was no person by at the time

  8. By(adverb)

    passing near; going past; past; beyond; as, the procession has gone by; a bird flew by

  9. By(adverb)

    aside; as, to lay by; to put by

  10. By(adj)

    out of the common path; aside; -- used in composition, giving the meaning of something aside, secondary, or incidental, or collateral matter, a thing private or avoiding notice; as, by-line, by-place, by-play, by-street. It was formerly more freely used in composition than it is now; as, by-business, by-concernment, by-design, by-interest, etc


  1. by

    .by is the Internet country code top-level domain for Belarus. It is administered by The Operative-analytical center of the Republic of Belarus. The code "BY" originates from "Byelorussia", which is transcription of Russian name for the country. It was officially used during their inclusion in the Soviet Union. The ccTLD was created for Belarus on May 10, 1994.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #18

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #100

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BY' in Adverbs Frequency: #239

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Translations for BY

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بجانب, بِ, في, بواسطة, لِ, عندArabic
  • za, do, prostřednictvím, pomocí, o, u, podle, po, odCzech
  • efter, ved, af, omkring, ved at, forbi, medDanish
  • mit, indem, bei, bis, nach, längs, von, mittels, um, durchGerman
  • μαGreek
  • per, de, apud, farEsperanto
  • por, paraSpanish
  • تاPersian
  • mukaisesti, ohi, vieressä, mukaan, kautta, mennessäFinnish
  • de, par, avant, moyen, enFrench
  • trochWestern Frisian
  • seachad, leScottish Gaelic
  • לפי, על ידיHebrew
  • तक, सेHindi
  • általHungarian
  • մոտ, կողքինArmenian
  • kena, sebelah, olehIndonesian
  • per, apud, daIdo
  • eftir, við, fyrirIcelandic
  • entro, con, per, da, del, accanto, vicinoItalian
  • により, 作, 側, で, 従う, に, 沿う, によって, 著, までJapanese
  • 까지, 에Korean
  • tê re, heta, bi, li rex, ji alî, bi destê, li, ta, di ber re, li nêzîKurdish
  • a, cata, apud, aput, abLatin
  • до, кајMacedonian
  • mengikut, oleh, menjelang, dengan, di sepanjang, demi, di sebelah, perMalay
  • biMaltese
  • door, op, bij, per, tegen, vanwege, langs, metDutch
  • ved, med, innen, etter, for, avNorwegian
  • po, obok, przez, na, według, za, do, o, przyPolish
  • por, em, até, de, [[por]] [[mim]], perto, próximo, [[por]] [[nós]], a, próximo dePortuguese
  • de, cu, lângăRomanian
  • во, с, к, за, до, по, у, на, имя, около, помощь, рядомRussian
  • od, po, za, pri, s, z, doSlovene
  • av, med, intill, längs, vid, efter, längs med, genom attSwedish
  • ข้าง, โดย, เคียง, ติดกับThai
  • tarafındanTurkish
  • تك, سےUrdu
  • cạnh, vào, theo như, trước, bằng cách, theo, bởi, bên cạnh, kề, theo cách, tuân theo, bên, của, từng, gần, quaVietnamese

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