What does go by mean?

Definitions for go by

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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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of go by in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of go by in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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