Definitions for go by

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word go by

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along(verb)

    pass by

    "three years elapsed"

  2. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass(verb)

    move past

    "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

  3. go by, go under(verb)

    be called; go by a certain name

    "She goes by her maiden name again"

  4. go by(verb)

    be or act in accordance with

    "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"


  1. go by(Verb)

    To pass or go past without much interaction

  2. go by(Verb)

    to be called, to use as a name

  3. go by(Verb)

    To follow; to assume as true for the purposes of making a decision, taking an action, etc.

Images & Illustrations of go by

Translations for go by

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for go by »


Find a translation for the go by definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these go by definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"go by." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. < by>.

Are we missing a good definition for go by? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for go by:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.